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Task force agents find drugs in Farmington home during December search

Dakota County Drug Task Force agents found drugs, syringes and a "large sum of cash" when they searched a Farmington home shortly after Christmas.

The Dakota County Attorney's office has charged 26-year-old Michael Marshall Simmons with a felony drug offense as a result of the search.

According to a complaint filed last week in the county attorney's office, task force agents conducted the search on Dec. 27. They found a bottle of methadone, three syringes and "miscellaneous drug paraphernalia" in the house. They also found marijuana in several places. All told, they found 94.37 grams of the drug.

An individual not named in the criminal complaint told agents the drugs and the cash belonged to Simmons, who was convicted in 2008 of a third-degree controlled substance crime. If convicted this time he could face up to 10 years in jail and fines of up to $20,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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