Jury finds man not guilty of felony drug sale

Last week a jury found a Braham man not guilty of felony, first degree drug sale.

Dean Aaron Anderson, 50, was charged June 4, 2010 with four felony counts of selling large quantities of generic Percocet pills.

On Wednesday, May 9, a jury in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge acquitted Anderson of felony, first degree drug sale-on one or more occasions within a 90-day period. The three other felony charges of second degree drug sale remain open.

Acting on a tip alleging the sale of a controlled substance, authorities sent a confidential informant to the 3rd St. S.E. residence on three separate occasions from May 2010 through June 2010 to attempt purchase of generic Percocet pills. Each time the informant was successful in purchasing 150 units of the controlled substance.

On June 3, 2010 investigators returned with a search warrant and seized a large amount of prescription medication belonging to Anderson, including Percocet that he takes for his own pain medication needs, and six guns, all in locked closets.

When Anderson was first charged June 4, 2010, Isanti County Attorney Jeff Edblad called the  case, “One of the largest drug enterprises that has come before the court in some time.”