Two charged with drug possession in Wright Co.

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – A man from Winsted and a woman from South Haven were recently charged with felonies in Wright County, according to a district court formal complaint.

Samara Leigh Juhl, 23, of South Haven, had an active warrant for her arrest in connection with a supervised release violation.

An undercover deputy had been in contact with her regarding some tools she was trying to sell, and had agreed to meet her at a predetermined location in Wright County June 23.

At Juhl’s residence, law enforcement saw a white Pontiac, which they followed to the predetermined location.
Upon arrival, officers arrested Juhl in connection with her outstanding warrant.

The driver of the vehicle, Kevin Michael Kleve, 25, of Winsted, was also arrested, after officers reportedly found him to be carrying a firearm without a permit. A second handgun was found under the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and a 12-gauge shotgun with the serial number removed was found in the trunk, according to the report.
A search of the vehicle also reportedly uncovered a bag with a crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine with a weight of 1.25 grams.

In Juhl’s purse, an officer found a bag with a crystal substance that also field tested positive for methamphetamine, with a weight of .09 grams.

Kleve was charged with possessing a firearm with the serial number removed, as well as drug possession, both felonies that carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

He was also charged with a gross misdemeanor for unlawfully possessing a firearm, as a person who is an unlawful user of any controlled substance. This charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison, a $3,000 fine, or both.

Juhl was charged with felony drug possession, carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

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