Two women charged in Braham drug bust

Two Braham women are facing felony drug charges following a drug bust led by the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force.

Kathleen Dora Dickman, 49, appeared before Judge James Dehn June 7 in Isanti County District Court where she was charged with felony first-degree drug possession, felony third-degree drug possession, felony fifth-degree drug possession and felony drugs-cause or permit child or vulnerable adult to ingest, inhale or be exposed to meth.

Maria Magdalena Gonzalez, 36, appeared before Dehn June 6, charged with felony first-degree drug possession, felony third-degree drug possession, and felony drugs-cause or permit child or vulnerable adult to ingest, inhale or be exposed to meth.

Bail for both women was set at $50,000 without conditions or $25,000 with conditions.

Their next court appearances are set for June 19 in Isanti County District Court.

According to the criminal complaint:

On June 4, agent Wayne Seiberlich and Commander Justin Wood of the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force assisted the Braham Police Department with an attempt to locate Dickman, who had a warrant out for her arrest.

Seiberlich and Wood arrived at Dickman’s residence. She acknowledged the fact she had a warrant out for her arrest and stepped away from the door to get her coat.

When she stepped away from the door, the agents noticed some suspicious behavior among the other people in the household and entered the home. Dickman consented to a search of the residence.

Isanti County Deputy Jonathan VanderVegt and his K-9 partner, Kojack, arrived on scene.

In a search of the master bedroom, shared by Dickman and Gonzalez, a methamphetamine pipe and 5.8 grams of meth were found in two small plastic bags.

Next to the bed, in a makeup case, another bag was found, containing 3.2 grams of meth. In a jewelry box, another 1.1 grams of meth was found in a bag.

Additionally, agents located a number of miscellaneous meth glass pipes and bags throughout the bedroom. Under the mattress of the bed, two bags were found containing 52.8 grams of meth.

Dickman told agents that Gonzalez, in the past, has placed meth in her personal belongings.

She admitted to using meth within the previous 72 hours, but denied any knowledge of the meth found in the residence.

A minor living in the home was placed in protective custody.

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