The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office on Friday (July 20) charged 29-year old Roseville resident Graciela Fernandez-Valle with one count of possessing methamphetamine.
Fernandez-Valle’s first-degree drug possession charge stems from her Thursday, July 19th arrest when Roseville detectives found 11 1⁄2 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly $60,000 in cash hidden in her apartment located at 601 West County Road B, according to the Roseville Police Department. In a news release, Roseville Police said they were initially called to the apartment at 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17th following a report that two males attempted to make a forced entry into a second floor apartment window but were scared off and chased by the complainant (Fernandez-Valle). The police news release continues:
“When officers arrived on scene, the complainant provided officers with physical and clothing description of the suspects.
Shortly thereafter, officers arrested a 21-year old Oakdale and 21-year old Afton males for attempted burglary. When formally questioned, the suspects volunteered they were attempting to break into a “stash house” which was alleged to contain “tons of coke and crystal meth” and “$200,000 cash.” The following day, detectives corroborated the information the suspects had provided and proceeded with an interview of the apartment resident – Fernandez-Valle who wasn’t at home during the previous night’s burglary attempt. During the subsequent interview, Fernandez-Valle spoke with detectives acknowledging she lived alone and allowed officers to search her apartment. During the search, officers located approximately 11 1⁄2 pounds of methamphetamine hidden behind a closet access panel to the adjoining bathroom’s plumbing and $60,000 cash hidden in the door of the apartment’s stove.”