DTF bust nets pot, crack

Published 12:04 am Thursday, November 18, 2010

Covington County DTF agents seized marijuana, crack and cocaine Wednesday. | Michele Gerlach/Star-News

Officers with the Covington County Drug Task Force charged a local man with multiple drug charges after they found large amounts of illegal drugs in his Wilkerson Lane home.

Eddie Fields has been charged with trafficking of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A law enforcement official knocked on Fields’ door Wednesday morning as part of an unrelated investigation. The officer smelled marijuana and alerted the DTF. A search warrant was obtained, and during the search of the residence and vehicles parked in the yard, the DTF recovered gallon-sized plastic bags of marijuana, crack cocaine and powdered cocaine, as well as U.S. currency.

At press time, Fields’ bond had been set at $100,000 for a failure to register as an ex-felon charge, but no bond had yet been set for the drug charges.

The DTF was assisted by the Covington County Sheriff’s Office and the River Falls Police Department.