Four charged with selling meth in Blaine

Four people were charged March 25 by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office and will make their first court appearances in May on felony drug charges for allegedly being involved in the sale of meth.

All four were arrested by the Anoka Hennepin Drug Task Force Sept. 12, 2013 at the Blaine home of Ibraim Jose Delgado Quinones, but charges were not filed until March 25.

Quinones, 30, is facing a first-degree drug sale charge. Sierra Rose Booth, 21, of Blaine; Anthony Michael Hartinger, 32, of Brooklyn Park; and Neil Raymond Woodworth, 34, are all facing at least one felony second-degree drug sale charge.

According to the criminal complaints, the Anoka Hennepin Drug Task Force became aware that Quinones allegedly sold meth and other drugs from his Blaine home in the 200 block of Oak Park Drive and at the nearby Happy Acres Park. An undercover detective allegedly made several purchases during the investigation. The complaint detailed two incidents.

An undercover detective Aug. 29, 2013 met Quinones at Happy Acres Park in Blaine and paid him $500 for a quarter-ounce of meth.

The Anoka Hennepin Drug Task Force had the park and Quinones’ home under surveillance and allegedly saw him get inside a black Mitsubishi Diamante in his driveway and go to the park. Hartinger and another woman who has not been charged were also inside the vehicle, the surveillance team allegedly saw.

On Sept. 12, 2013, the undercover officer arranged to meet Quinones at his home to again purchase a quarter-ounce of meth. Quinones was arrested when he came outside and was allegedly found to have a box of Marlboro cigarettes that contained a plastic baggie with a crystal white substance that tested positive for meth.

Booth and Woodworth were also found at Quinones’ Blaine home that evening. The surveillance team allegedly saw them pull up in a maroon Toyota Avalon and go inside the garage. Quinones later told police that they had supplied him with the meth he was going to sell, according to the complaint. Woodworth allegedly had 9.9 grams of meth on him.

According to the complaint, Quinones’ cell phone was seized that day after a search warrant was approved by a judge. There allegedly were numerous text messages between Quinones and a contact listed as “Tone” on Aug. 29, 2013 that allegedly referred to the meth sale that happened that day in coded messages. Quinones allegedly told police that “Tone” is Hartinger and that he had supplied him with meth to sell.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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