Police uncovered drugs, guns and a large amount of cash during an Aug. 8 bust in Blaine.
Jeremy Bisceglia, 48, of 116th Avenue in Blaine, and Jordon Marie Cihak, 22, of Circle Pines, are each facing a felony charge for a first-degree controlled substance crime.
The pair were arrested after police executed a search warrant at 113 116th Ave. NE in Blaine. Discovered were approximately 3.4 pounds of methamphetamine, two military-style rifles, four handguns, six grams of marijuana and $134,534 in cash, according to Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart.
The bust was a collaborative effort involving the Anoka Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force, Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Blaine Police Department and a K-9 unit from the Minnesota State Patrol.
According to the criminal complaint, the narcotics and violent crimes task force executed a nighttime, no-knock search warrant.
The SWAT team led the entrance at 1:45 a.m. because of Bisceglia’s history as a violent criminal, according to the complaint. After ramming open the door, police discovered Cihak inside.
According to the complaint, inside the mobile home police discovered a large flat-screen TV in the south bedroom, displaying a split screen of four different camera views inside and outside of the mobile home.
In a bedroom, officers found surveillance equipment, Bisceglia’s clothing and mail and 29 grams of methamphetamine. According to the complaint, inside the walk-in closet, officers found two large safes containing six firearms and $133,240 in cash.
Inside the laundry room, a detective discovered plastic bags inside a tube sock hidden in the water softener, containing an additional 53.8 ounces of methampehtaime, according to the criminal complaint.
A Blaine Police officer waited outside for Bisceglia, who was known to ride a motorcycle, to return home. Police reported a motorcycle approached the resident and turned around. The officer chased the suspect, eventually catching and arresting Bisceglia, who had $1,294 in cash on him.
Bisceglia and Cihak remain in Anoka County Jail. Bail for Bisceglia is set at $750,000 and $100,000 for Cihak.
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