A Duluth couple accused of stashing about $15,000 worth of methamphetamine under the carpet of their vehicle was bound over for arraignment last week in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Dominic Allen King, 36, and his wife, Lisa Marie Forrestal, 32, each face felony charges of possession with intent to deliver meth and bail jumping stemming from the discovery of drugs in their vehicle on Sept. 25.
According to the criminal complaint:
While in custody at the Douglas County Jail, King mentioned to a friend during a video visit Sept. 25 that he had "nine grand" in the rear seat of his Jeep, hidden under the carpet. Superior Police Officer Nick Eastman and his K9 partner, Marik, were called in to examine the vehicle. Marik gave a positive alert for drugs and a search warrant was granted for the Jeep, which was used by both King and Forrestal. About 300 grams - 10½ ounces - of meth was found under the carpet of the vehicle.
According to a post on the Northland K9 Foundation Facebook page, the meth has an estimated street value of $15,000.
King and Forrestal also face a dozen felony bail jumping charges each after a Sept. 23 search of a Duluth storage unit rented by King allegedly revealed 11 weapons stolen from a storage unit in Eveleth. Also reportedly found in the search were items that matched descriptions of things stolen from a Superior storage unit.
Authorities said a .22 caliber revolver was located Sept. 24 in the couple's former Superior home in the 1400 block of North 19th Street following a search by members of the Superior Police Department's Emergency Response Team and Douglas County Sheriff's Office's Special Response Team.
Both King and Forrestal were out on bail at the time of the searches. Forrestal had previously been charged with possession with intent to deliver meth and King already was facing charges of possession with intent to deliver meth, possession of a switchblade knife, possession of meth and carrying a concealed weapon before the Sept. 23 search. As a condition of their bail, both were ordered not to use or possess any dangerous weapons, and not to use or possess any drugs or drug paraphernalia without a valid prescription.
King and Forrestal are set to be arraigned on the most recent charges Oct. 30.