Could you move that bong before you save my life? Medical emergency call leads to criminal charges for Mankato man

(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato man is facing criminal charges after a medical emergency call led to the discovery of suspected drugs.

According to the criminal complaint, deputies from the Blue Earth County Sherrif’s office were at the home of 30-year-old Blaize Christian Critzer responding to a medical emergency on November 12 when they noticed drugs and paraphernalia lying out in plain sight.

Officers on the scene contacted Commander Jeff Wersal with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force, who immediately noticed containers of suspected marijuana wax, a digital scale, and plastic sandwich bags on the coffee table.  On the floor of the living room was a large jar of marijuana.  A witness confirmed that the items belonged to Critzer.

Wersal later obtained a search warrant, during which he found five guns, over $1,500 cash, and several weed smoking devices, according to the complaint.

Also discovered in the home were several containers of marijuana totaling 480.5 grams, 35.2 grams of sticky brown material that later tested positive for marijuana, 24 Indica THC oil vape cartridges labeled at 96% THC, and a plastic bag with a brown marijuana powder that weighed nearly 45 grams.

Critzer is charged with felony counts of 5th-degree drug sales and possession.

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