Police: 67 pot plants found at home
A Verndale man is charged with felony drug possession after searches of his home and office revealed large amounts of drugs. David Dale Trosen, 60, Verndale, is charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony, with a maxi...
A Verndale man is charged with felony drug possession after searches of his home and office revealed large amounts of drugs.
David Dale Trosen, 60, Verndale, is charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony, with a maximum penalty of 30 years and a $250,000 fine.
Law enforcement presented a search warrant at Trosen's home after information that he had allegedly been selling drugs. The search warrant was issued on March 27. Two females were at the home when law enforcement arrived and a third individual arrived while they were there.
According to court documents, the man said he was at the home to "pay his insurance bill." Trosen is an insurance agent in Verndale. Later, the man said he was at Trosen's home to "pay off a drug debt," according to court documents.
Wadena County Deputy Eric Sonnenburg said law enforcement found 67 marijuana plants at Trosen's home. The plants were found positioned under fluorescent light in the master bathroom closet with fan ventilation and jugs filled with water for irrigation.
According to court documents, the following drugs and drug paraphernalia were also found:
- A wooden cigar box containing drug paraphernalia was found in Trosen's vehicle. Also, a small clear zipper bag was found with trace amounts of meth, multiple bags of marijuana, a weighing scale, bags for packing and a red straw that field-tested positive for meth.
- A brown paper bag with 62.8 grams of marijuana was found in the master bathroom.
- In the medicine cabinet, 29 grams of marijuana was found.
- Plastic bags with 34.5 grams of marijuana were found in the refrigerator freezer.
- At Trosen's insurance business at 19 First Ave. SW in Verndale, across from McNair City Park, 3 grams of meth were found in a desk drawer. Also, 1.4 grams of a substance field-tested positive for cocaine.
Several firearms were seized from the home and inventoried. His vehicle was impounded.
Trosen has a prior felony drug conviction from November 1999, which requires a mandatory commitment to prison for subsequent drug violations, according to court reports.