Two Belle Plaine residents are facing charges of fifth degree drug possession, a felony with a maximum sentence of five years, a $10,000 fine, or both.

 Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies and agents of the South West Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence on the 900 Block of Prairie Street in Belle Plaine on Sept. 18.

When they arrived, 38-year-old Mark Daniel Skelley was inside.  

According to the criminal complaint, officers searched Skelley’s bedroom and found several items including a gem pack with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, a meth bong, an empty hypodermic needle, and a glass container with residue which tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed .23 grams.

Next, officers searched the bedroom down the hall which belonged to 48-year-old Karla Rae Fabel. According to the criminal complaint, they found a plastic container with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 1.54 grams and a plastic container with marijuana that weighed .92 grams.

According to the criminal complaint, officers then searched the garage and located a black and silver tin with multiple empty gem packs and a full gem pack that contained a crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 1.11 grams. They also found a glass jar with 4.01 grams of marijuana, a red gem pack with 1.24 grams of methamphetamine, a piece of tin foil that tested positive for heroin and weighed .2 grams, and a gem pack with 19 assorted pills.

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