Anoka County Drug Bust Leads to Arrests, Charges | Crime
A St. Cloud man is facing multiple charges after officers conducted a drug bust in Anoka County.
Around 10:58 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, police got a tip from a confidential informant about a man who had been selling meth. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Tyler Floyd Manske of St. Cloud.
Detectives equipped the informant with wires, and the informant set up a meeting with Manske at the Super America on University Avenue Northeast in Blaine. Officers from the Anoka Hennepin Drug Task Force set up surveillance at the gas station.
Around 11:30 p.m., Manske allegedly got into the informant’s vehicle and said he was short a half gram of meth and would owe the informant the rest, according to the criminal complaint.
The informant used the bust signal at 11:36 p.m. and told officers that Manske had gotten into a gold Saturn, which was still at the Super America location. Manske was found in the back seat. Officers arrested Manske and found a gram of meth and $210 of the original $230 pre-recorded bills, according to the criminal complaint.
Inside the gas station, officers found 29-year-old Corey Allen Pritzl of Anoka, who officers say had been driving the Saturn. According to the criminal complaint, Pritzl was using the other $20 of pre-recorded bills to buy cigarettes and lottery tickets. He also allegedly possessed 1.3 grams of meth.
Manske was previously convicted of a fifth degree controlled substance crime on Feb. 16, 2012.
Manske has been charged with two fourth degree controlled substance crimes and two fifth degree controlled substance crimes. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and $100,000 in fines on one fourth degree charge; up to 15 years in prison and $100,000 in fines on the other fourth degree charge; up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines on one fifth degree charge; and up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on the other fifth degree charge.
Pritzl has been charged with a fifth degree controlled substance crime and aiding and abetting a fourth degree controlled substance crime. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on the fifth degree charge and up to 15 years in prison and $100,000 in fines on the aiding and abetting charge.