Suicide leads Farmington police to evidence of drug crime
The suicide of a Farmington woman has led to her husband being jailed by the Dakota County Drug Task Force on an unrelated charge.
Farmington police responded to a home on Upper 189th Street Friday afternoon after receiving a request to check the welfare of a resident.
Arriving at the house, police found a 33-year-old woman dead in a vehicle in the garage. According to Farmington police chief Brian Lindquist, evidence at the scene indicates she died of asphyxiation, due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Police then entered the home to make sure no one else was injured or in danger. Police didn't find anyone else in need of help, but they found evidence of another, unrelated crime: possession of a large amount of marijuana.
The woman's husband was taken into police custody and booked in the Dakota County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana. He appeared in Dakota County court Monday morning on the charges.
The Dakota County Drug Task Force served a search warrant on the home Tuesday morning. The man was booked into the Dakota County Jail again Tuesday afternoon. Charges are pending.
The Independent will not name the man until formal charges are filed.