On Friday, March 21, at 4:49 a.m. Winona police arrested Michael Benjamin Price, 25, after executing a search warrant at his residence on the 950 block of West Third Street, where police seized 38.21 grams of methamphetamine along with psychedelic mushrooms, prescription pills without a prescription, packaging supplies, surveillance equipment, and loaded guns. Price was referred to the County Attorney for charges, including first-degree possession of methamphetamine, first-degree possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell the drug, fifth-degree possession of psilocybin mushrooms, fifth-degree possession of oxycodone, fifth-degree possession of diazepam, and fifth-degree possession of alprazolam.
Winona Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said that police found a loaded revolver in Price’s bedroom as well as a loaded rifle in another bedroom. A stun gun and CO2-powered gun were also recovered from the residence, along with a security camera, and a radio frequency detector.
Drug paraphernalia were found throughout the apartment, including at least three digital scales and packaging materials. Some of the 38.21 grams of methamphetamine recovered were found in 26 pre-packaged bags ranging in weight from one-half a gram to one gram. Police also found 19.49 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, oxycodone pills, diazepam pills, and alprazolam pills inside the apartment. Price is currently in custody.