A Minnesota Vikings superfan missed Sunday’s victory over the Green Bay Packers because he was in the Washington County jail after authorities found 134 pounds of marijuana inside his Wisconsin storage unit.
Karl R. Heinrichs, who adopts the gameday persona of “Sir Death” in the Viking World Order fan club, was charged Sept. 9 in St. Croix County Circuit Court with felony THC possession with intent to deliver. Heinrichs, 44, of Stillwater, is being held in the Washington County jail with bail set at $200,000. He is awaiting extradition to St. Croix County, said St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Knudson.
“We’re not sure of the extent of his drug trafficking; however, taking 134 pounds off the street is a definite positive for the community,” Knudson said. “It’s definitely the largest drug seizure we’ve had” in recent memory.
Washington County authorities alerted St. Croix County deputies on Sept. 8 that Heinrichs was supposed to be picking up 200 pounds of marijuana, and followed him across the Stillwater bridge into Houlton, according to the Forum News Service. Investigators stopped by a Badger State Storage unit under his name, where they detected a strong marijuana odor.
Heinrichs was arrested after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin found six garbage bags weighing a total of more than 134 pounds a Badger State Storage unit in Houlton, Wis., according to the Forum News Services. Authorities executed a search warrant on Heinrichs and confiscated a key that opened the storage unit, according to the news service.
His criminal history includes several misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor convictions of possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Knudson said the investigation is ongoing and that Washington County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the case.
On gamedays, Heinrichs is often seen wearing a “Sir Death” embroidered wrestlers-type belt and a grim mask with protruding bones.