A 22-year-old Pine City woman, Emma Marie Reiser, is facing two felony drug charges and also felony charges for fleeing a police officer.
According to the complaint:
On Feb. 15, an officer with the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department, on routine patrol noticed two vehicles traveling southbound on Wildlife Road near Hinckley. Once on Highway 48 the F-150 truck slowed down considerably while the Chevrolet Impala continued. The officer pulled around the truck and followed the Impala. They turned south onto Hinckley Road where he noticed it swerving over the center line and into the turn lane into Grand Casino.
The driver, identified as Reiser, was asked to step out of the vehicle after giving the officer an expired insurance card. Reiser then rolled up her window and drove away at a high rate of speed. The officer followed and was joined by other officers. Reiser was driving at speeds over 100 mph on Hinckley Road. She turned east on Pelkey Creed Road, then onto Cedar Creek Road and finally onto Blueberry Island Road where she came to a stop at the dead end.
One of the officers noticed the vehicle swerve towards the side of the road and it appeared that Resier had thrown something out of the window. A deputy searched the area and located a bag containing a white crystal substance which later NIK-tested positive for methamphetamine. The bag contained an uncertified weight of 107.79 grams.
Reiser was placed under arrest and the vehicle searched. Deputies located a broken pipe that contained what appeared to be methamphetamine residue, three large baggies containing packaging materials for distribution, two cell phones and over $150 in cash.
If convicted Reiser could face not less than 65 months nor more than 40 years in prison and/or a 1,000,000 fine for the first drug count, a maximum of 30 years and/or a $1,000,000 fine for the second drug charge and three years and/or a $5,000 fine for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.