Three facing drug charges after search

By Rachel Kytonen

Three people are facing drug charges following a search of a Cambridge home.

On Friday, April 20, members of the Cambridge Police Department and the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals and seized a quantity of drugs and cash from a residence located along the 200 block of 21st Ave SE.

The following individuals were charged Monday, April 23, in Isanti County District Court before Judge P. Huner Anderson:

Trisha Lynn Redmann, 30, of North Branch, charged with felony, 1st degree drug sale-10 grams or more-within a 90 day period and felony, 2nd degree drug possesion, six grams or more. Bail was set at $50,000 without conditions or $25,000 with conditions and her next court appearance is set for May 10.

Jocelyn Nicole Loverude, 27, Coon Rapids, charged with two counts of felony, 5th degree drug possesision-subsequent conviction. Bail was set at $40,000 without conditions or $25,000 with conditions and her next court appearance is set for April 30.

Gerald Thomas Elling, 44, New Brighton, charged with felony, 5th degree drug possession-subsequent conviction. Bail was set at $40,000 without conditions or $25,000 with conditions and his next court appearance is set for April 30.


According to a press release issued by Cambridge Police Chief Dave Pajnic:

Shortly before 3 p.m. on April 20, Investigator Rob Bowker of the sheriff’s office was checking the area of 21st Avenue in Cambridge for two persons that were wanted.

Investigator Bowker saw one of the persons, Elling, exit a car near the 200 block of 21st Avenue SE. Investigator Bowker stopped Elling to place him under arrest, but Elling initially refused to comply with Investigator Bowker’s directions.

Investigator Bowker requested assistance and Cambridge Police Officers Todd Hanson and Jenni Caulk arrived at the scene shortly thereafter. Investigator Bowker had Elling under arrest and Bowker told Officers Hanson and Caulk that he believed another wanted person, Loverude, was inside the residence.

At that time the homeowner of the residence came out of the residence. She told police that Loverude was inside and allowed the officers to go in. Inside the house Officer Caulk located Redmann in a bathroom, who was found to be in possession of hypodermic syringes, methamphetamine, and a significant amount of cash. Officer Hanson located Loverude in the basement and Redmann and Loverude were placed under arrest.

Cambridge Police Detective Vern Johnson arrived at the scene and a search of the residence was conducted. Also assisting at the scene were Sergeant Shawn Machin and Officer Jesse Peck of the Cambridge Police Department and Sergeant Chris Caulk and Deputy Doug Barron of the sheriff’s office.

Numerous items of evidence were located during the search and removed from the residence. Some of the items seized were 13 grams of methamphetamine, 110 grams of marijuana, $3,651 in cash, numerous drug paraphernalia items, scales, baggies, a drug sales “customer list” notebook, and items identified as stolen property.

Charges are pending against the homeowner.