Commander Jay Salzer advised that on October 8th, 2019, the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 8000 Block off highway 25 South, Pierz Mn, Buckman Township, in Morrison County. Prior to the search warrant, the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force started an investigation where Becky Lee Knese, 45, of Buckman, Mn. was suspected of selling methamphetamine throughout Central Minnesota. Investigators were able to purchase methamphetamine from Knese which lead them to the search warrant in Buckman.
During the search warrant Investigators located methamphetamine and other items associated with controlled substance sales. Knese was located when the search warrant was executed, and she was transported to Stearns County jail where she was booked on charges of 1st degree controlled substance sales, 3rd degree possession of controlled substance and 5th degree possession of controlled substance.
This investigation is still active, and more individuals are expected to be arrested in connection with this case.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force was assisted by Morrison County SWAT Team, Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, Pierz Police Department and Pierz Fire Department.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of Investigators from the St. Cloud, Sartell Police Departments and Deputies from Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Todd and Morrison Counties.