Meth & Gun Bust in Rochester

Posted at: 07/12/2013 1:56 PM
Updated at: 07/12/2013 6:33 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Meth and stolen firearms have been recovered as part of an ongoing investigation. Rochester police are still on the lookout for two suspects.

The two men who led police on a chase Thursday night. While those two suspects got away, three connected to them did not. Three arrests were made as part of an ongoing drug and firearm investigation.

A combined effort helped authorities uncover a significant amount of meth and stolen fire arms in a home near Mayo High School. Neighbors in that area who did not want to go on camera told ABC 6 News the people that lived there were clearly up to no good.

The Olmsted county Sheriff's department first arrested Chelsie Oswell for warrants during a traffic stop. Her arrest led to a search warrant at the Rochester home near Mayo High School.

The emergency response unit, the drug task force, and Rochester police assisted with the search. Inside they found a significant amount of meth and two stolen firearms.

Christine Lacroix who was at the home was arrested on drug charges.

"Anytime you can take drugs and guns of the street it's a good day for the entire community," said Sgt. Claymon.

Police later arrested James Johnson on charges of felony in possession of a firearm. They say his  arrest is also related to the incident.

Sgt. Claymon of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Department says these arrests are an example of the power of collaborating efforts between multiple departments.

"With more resources in general that we can put towards and investigation like this, I'm very confident that's what led to a successful resolution," said Sgt. Claymon.

Police are still searching for two males who left the home just before they executed the search warrant. Each of them left in separate vehicles.. When an officer attempted to pull over one of the vehicles, the driver drove off and led police on a chase east on highway 14. Officers eventually had to call off the chase after speeds reached over a 100 mph.

"It isn't over yet, there's people out there that are directly connected and indirectly involved that are also potential targets of this investigation," said Sgt. Claymon.

Police do know the identity of one of the drivers. Stay with ABC 6 News as officials expect to release more information next week.