Drug charges leveled against Charles and Tamara Frey of LF

Charles Edward Frey, 54, Little Falls, has been charged with one count each of fourth degree sale of drugs to a person younger than 18 years, and fifth degree possession of not a small amount of marijuana. He was also charged with two counts of fifth degree sale of a marijuana mixture.

In an investigation June 23, 2010, a confidential informant reported to the Little Falls Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office that he could purchase marijuana from Frey. On June 25, 2010, officers conducted a controlled buy from Frey at his residence. Afterward, the informant allegedly gave officers a baggie containing a substance believed to be marijuana. It weighed 36 ounces.

On Oct. 18, 2010, the informant made arrangements to again purchase marijuana from Frey. Officers observed the informant going into and out of Frey’s residence. Allegedly, an audio recording was made of the buy and the informant gave the officers a baggie weighing 31 ounces containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

In April, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department learned that Frey was again selling marijuana from his home in Little Falls. Further investigation revealed he was selling to at least one juvenile.

On April 11, deputies executed a search warrant for Frey’s residence. He allegedly told the officers he did sell marijuana in the past, but only to adults. A search of his residence revealed a safe containing seven baggies of a substance that tested positive for marijuana.

According to the criminal complaint, the marijuana weighed more than 450 grams, or one pound.

If found guilty, Frey faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine.

In the same incident April 11, Tamara Lea Frey, 53, Little Falls, the wife of Charles, was also charged with fifth degree possession of not a small amount of marijuana.

If convicted, she faces five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.