RichfieldMn April 10 2010 A 44-year-old Richfield man was arrested for possessing a large amount of heroin, marijuana and cash last week after Mystic Lake Casino security allegedly saw him smoking cocaine from a pipe in his vehicle.
Lorenzo Roberson was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance by the Scott County Attorney’s Office on March 29.
At about 2:04 a.m. March 28, a Mystic Lake security officer who was reviewing surveillance tape of the casino parking lot, at 2400 Mystic Lake Drive, saw “a large cloud of white-colored smoke in a vehicle” while Roberson was smoking from a pipe, the criminal complaint states.
When Mystic Lake security approached the vehicle, Roberson allegedly appeared very nervous and admitted to smoking cocaine. He gave the security officer permission to search his vehicle, and the officer found several small bags of what appeared to be cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the rear console of the vehicle, the complaint states.
Mystic Lake security then placed Roberson in handcuffs when he stated that he arrived at the casino alone and had smoked cocaine, but “someone else placed the drugs in his vehicle.”