MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two women from the Twin Cities are accused of being involved in the possession and sale of methamphetamine in Little Falls, according to charges filed Monday in Morrison County Court.
Sara Harrison, 28 of Minneapolis, was charged with one count of second-degree possession of a controlled substance in the case. Jamie Tapia-Morrow, 30 of Brooklyn Park, was charged with first-degree sale of a controlled substance in the case.
According to the charges, officers with the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force assisted the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension after it was learned a woman identified as Tapi-Morrow would be selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant. An investigation showed she would be meeting the informant for the sale at a Walmart in Little Falls. Officers later learned the purchase would actually take place at a Holiday gas station on the east side of the city.
The complaint states officers on surveillance duty watched the informant get into the suspect vehicle, which traveled around the city and several businesses before ending up back at the gas station and the informant get dropped off. The informant confirmed with officers that they had purchased methamphetamine from Tapia-Morrow.
The complaint states during the purchase, another woman entered and exited the suspect vehicle with five children.
According to the complaint, the suspect vehicle was stopped on Highway 10 in Morrison County and the drive was identified as Tapia-Morrow. The passenger was identified as Harrison. They were both arrested for participating in the sale of methamphetamine.
Harrison admitted to police that she was in possession of methamphetamine and that it was in her vagina. A female correctional officer did a search and recovered the bag. It tested positive for about 14.4 grams of methamphetamine. An investigation showed the drugs sold to the informant tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed about 27.3 grams.
If convicted, Tapia-Morrow faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Harrison faces up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.