Woman faces drug charge

FAIRMONT – A 26-year-old Fairmont woman, Janessa Marie Suckow, faces two counts of felony drug charges after methamphetamine and prescription pills were found in her possession.

According to information from the Fairmont Police Department:

Around 2 p.m. Aug. 15, police went to Suckow’s residence on a conditional release visit for a drug test.

Suckow and a male arrived at the residence, and Suckow resisted police orders to go to the law enforcement center for a test. She admitted she had used meth a few days before, and police placed her under arrest.

Suckow and the male were both taken to the law enforcement center for drug testing, and both tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana.

Suckow also tested positive for K2, a synthetic marijuana.

During contact with Suckow, police spotted several items believed to have been purchased by Suckow with stolen and forged checks. Police interviewed the male with Suckow, and he told police of the paraphernalia that would be found, including a torch used for smoking meth. The torch was one of the items purchased at a store that received a forged check from Suckow.

Suckow told police they would find drug paraphernalia, but she didn’t believe there were any drugs.

A search warrant was issued for Suckow’s residence and vehicle, and the items as described by the man were found, with several items that had meth residue.

In the vehicle, police found a prescription bottle that had Suckow’s name, but had two different types of pills inside and neither was for the prescription indicated on the bottle. Police also found several more checkbooks along with debit cards that did not belong to her. Some were reported stolen from Watonwan County in vehicle burglaries.

When questioned about the checkbooks and stolen debit cards, Suckow said she had written some bad checks on her closed account in other towns outside the Martin County area.

The two counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crime each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Suckow also is charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property, maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.