Five people facing a slew of drug-related charges for pot deal involving 11-year-old
BENSON -- Five people face drug sale, possession and child endangerment charges in Swift County District Court for their roles in a marijuana deal that involved a child.
All five made their first appearances Friday in Swift County District Court.
Gerrick James Maus, 25, and Heidi Marie Wolney, 21, both of Benson, each face one fifth-degree drug sale charge. Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Maus will make his next appearance Oct. 18. Wolney will make her next appearance Oct. 11.
Christena Lee Quigley, 35, of Kerkhoven, faces a felony charge for storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child and a gross misdemeanor for child endangerment. Her bail was set at $20,000. Her next hearing is Oct. 18.
Angela Mae Wrobleski, 35, of Benson, faces four felony charges, including third-degree drug sale for conspiring or employing a minor to sell drugs, fifth-degree sale and for storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, plus a gross misdemeanor child endangerment charge. Her bail was set at $250,000. Her next appearance is Sept. 24.
Everett James Quigley, 32, of Benson, faces three felony charges, including third-degree drug sales for conspiring or employing a minor to sell drugs, fifth-degree sale and for storing meth paraphernalia.
Unconditional bail was set at $250,000.
His next appearance is Oct. 4.
According to the complaint against Everett Quigley, agents were contacted Aug. 31 by Maus, who was working as an informant.
He said he could buy marijuana from Quigley for $40. Maus went to Quigley's home and returned about 10 minutes later with a 7.9-gram baggie of a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.
Maus told the agents that he met a girl, determined to be 11 years of age, who had been instructed to hand him the bag of pot in return for the cash.
The transaction was set up by Everett Quigley through Wrobleski's cell phone.
A search warrant was served around 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Wrobleski and Christena Quigley were located at the property with the child. Also discovered were vials with meth residue, more than 40 grams of marijuana and multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Christena Quigley was interviewed and allegedly admitted to possessing marijuana with or near the child. Wrobleski was interviewed and allegedly admitted to having the child conduct the drug deal as she and Everett Quigley could not wait for Maus to show up at the home.
According to a news release from Benson Police Chief Jim Crace, the arrests were the result of a three-month investigation that began when a concerned citizen called to report suspicious behavior.