A 29-year-old Mankato man is facing drug sales and possession charges after an investigation by the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force.
Agent say a search warrant was obtained after the Mankato Department of Public Safety was called to Cody Diaz’s home on an unrelated matter and officers saw drug paraphernalia sitting in plain sight.
During the search, agents found meth on several plates, bowls, and flatware, along with two baggies of the drug. There were also 46 capsules that contain what officers suspected to be Kratom – an herb that the U.S. Drug Enforcement administration says in large amounts acts as a sedative, and can lead to psychotic symptoms and psychological addiction. Kratom is not illegal in Minnesota, but a bill is being considered in the Minnesota state Legislature that would make it a gross misdemeanor to sell it to anyone under 18.
A scale that tested positive for meth and several smoking pipes containing meth residue were scattered throughout the house, according to the criminal complaint.