Pizza order leads to drug arrestArea News
-- An untimely pizza order spelled doom for a St. Paul man who faces a felony drug charge, according to Woodbury police.
WOODBURY, Minn. -- An untimely pizza order spelled doom for a St. Paul man who faces a felony drug charge, according to Woodbury police.
A criminal complaint says the man was at the Red Roof Inn on Dec. 20, 2011, while Woodbury police were combing the motel for mail fraud suspects. Chee Her, 28, invited officers into his room and told them they could search it.
While officers searched, Her asked if it was OK if he ordered a pizza, but he needed the motel’s address in order to complete his food order.
A detective looked through a Red Roof flyer on the dresser to help the man locate the address. When he lifted up the flyer, a small baggie fell out and landed on the dresser.
Police said the baggie contained a white powder of suspected methamphetamines. Detectives also found another baggie containing suspected meth.
Her told police he figured the substance would test positive for meth since “he was pretty sure someone got high in the room,” the complaint states.
In an interview with police, Her denied the baggies were his but reiterated his assertion that they would likely test positive for meth.
He was later charged by Washington County prosecutors with fifth-degree drug possession. His case is set for a November jury trial.