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Drug arrests near Colvill Park

Scott Rietmann, Gary Gilbertson and Heidi Rietmann. Courtesy Goodhue County Sheriff's Office

An anonymous tip led to three drug-related arrests for persons living at a house on East Seventh Street across from Colvill Park.

Heidi Jean Rietmann, 34, Gary Ross Gilbertson, 51, and Scott Allen Rietmann, 49, were taken into police custody Friday, March 2, after a search presented evidence of methamphetamine use and distribution.

According to the criminal complaint:

A tipster told police the house contained numerous gem baggies containing white powder as well as a substantial amount of cash. Particularly concerning for the complainant, however, was the welfare of a vulnerable adult and child living in the house.

After receiving the tip, police initially conducted a lawful examination of the garbage bin outside the home. A plastic baggie and cotton swabs found in the garbage all tested positive for methamphetamine. The detective conducting the search was subsequently granted warrants to search the East Seventh Street residence and also Gilbertson's person.

After arriving at the house, officers reported making several discoveries that pointed to methamphetamine use and distribution, including a sales ledger, baggies, glass pipes and straws.

Marijuana, methamphetamine and Tramadol Hydrochloride — a Schedule 4 narcotic — were also found within the home, unsecured, and within the reach of children, the complaint states.

Heidi Rietmann was transported to Goodhue County Adult Detention Center and charged with third-degree sales of narcotics, fifth-degree drug possession and two counts of child endangerment.

Scott Rietmann and Gilbertson were taken into custody at their place of employment and transported to the ADC for booking. Rietmann was charged with fifth-degree drug possession. Gilbertson was charged with third-degree sales of narcotics, fifth-degree drug possession and two counts of child endangerment.

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