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Criminal complaints filed against two arrested on drug charges
Criminal complaints were filed Friday afternoon against the Yuma man and woman who were arrested on various drug-related charges earlier this week after deputies from the Yuma County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at their residence.
Moroni Tollestrup and Rebecca Kaznak were both arraigned before Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart, who informed them that the Yuma County Attorney's Office was alleging in the complaint that they each committed seven offenses and had charged them with a combined 14 felonies.
During separate but brief hearings, Stewart informed Tollestrup and Kaznak that they each had been charged with possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of misconduct involving weapons.
While Kaznak was out of custody after having posted her $75,000 bond, Stewart ordered that Tollestrup's bond, which he had set at a previous hearing, remain at the same $75,000 amount. Stewart also scheduled their next court dates – preliminary hearings – for 4 p.m. on March 22 for Tollestrup and 4 p.m. April 2 for Kaznak.
According to YCSO, at approximately 1:05 p.m. officers of the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at a residence at 4349 W. 17th Place in Yuma.
The warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into suspicious activity reported at the residence that was consistent with the sale of drugs.
Both occupants of the home were detained while the warrant was served. A search of the residence reportedly resulted in the seizure of approximately 2.5 pounds of high-quality marijuana valued at $8,000, two handguns, 14.9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 2.2 grams of hashish and $1,987 in U.S. currency.
Tollestrup, 22, and Kaznak, 23, were both arrested and booked into the Yuma County jail.