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A second friend, also an admitted drug dealer, told investigators he went to Schnagl’s house on Dec. 9, retrieved the duffel bag, and brought it to the home of the third man. That friend then put the duffel bag inside several plastic garbage bags and buried it in a snowbank next to his home.
After a couple of days, as the search for Jelinek was intensifying, the third man told investigators he brought the bag to the home of his sister-in-law in Ham Lake, where he put it under her bed — without, he said, anybody there knowing about it.
Investigators from several agencies, including the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, found the bag containing the cocaine, nine pounds of marijuana and assorted other drugs while executing a search warrant. The marijuana was labeled similarly to that found at Schnagl’s house.
Jim Anderson • 651-925-5039