Minnesota Pair Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop Near Swea City

by Brian Wilson
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–A traffic stop in Northern Kossuth County Monday night resulted in drug charges against two people from Minnesota.  

According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted a stop in the rural Swea City area around 10 PM. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies arrested the driver, identified as 52-year-old Sherri Lynn Gillis of Stewartville, Minnesota.  

Gillis is facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, 3rd or subsequent offense, which is a Class D Felony. She is also facing a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Deputies also arrested a passenger in the vehicle, identified as 57-year-old Barrie Skweres of Fairmont, Minnesota. Skweres is being charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, 3rd or Subsequent offense (Class D Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Both Gillis and Skweres were booked into the Kossuth County Jail to await an initial court appearance. 

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