Two Burnsville residents were charged after nearly 300 grams of heroin and $197,000 in cash were seized from their rented home July 8 on the 1100 block of McAndrews Road East.
Kevin Termell Green, 35, and Minnie Kokiesha Loyd, 34, were each charged in Dakota County District Court July 10 with one count of first-degree controlled substance crime (sale of more than 100 grams of heroin). Green was charged with an additional first-degree controlled substance crime for having a prior conviction.
Police executed a search warrant on the residence at about 11:30 a.m. July 8. Before entering the home police saw Green leave and stopped him a short distance away. His wallet contained a large sum of cash.
During the search, police found large amounts of heroin and cash. A digital scale was found in the laundry room. Cash was found in a safe, a black sock, Green’s wallet and Loyd’s purse.
The suspected heroin, which later field-tested positive, was packaged in multiple bags. Police found narcotics packaging materials as well as gloves, binders, baggies and a money counter.
“We are pleased that this investigation has led to the seizure of a significant quantity of this extremely dangerous and addictive drug, thereby keeping this heroin of the streets,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said in a news release.
Police also found a mock body armor with the name “Stunna” on it in Velcro. The name, believed to be a nickname for Green, was also found on a gift box.
Green has a prior federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute 100 or more grams of heroin in 2007, according to the criminal complaint. He was discharged from the sentence in 2018.
The Burnsville home is rented to Loyd, and Green “lives or frequently stays” there, the complaint said.