Hillsheimer charged with second degree sale of drugs

Joshua Joelallison Hillsheimer, 33, no known address, was charged July 5, in district court with one count each of second degree sale of three grams of drugs or more and second degree possessing six grams of drugs or more.

On July 2, a confidential informant allegedly told an investigator of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender’s Task Force that it was possible to purchase seven grams of methamphetamine from Hillsheimer.

Later, officers watched while on surveillance as a person, later identified as Hillsheimer, got out of his vehicle and enter the informant’s vehicle. The two then drove away.

The officers later stopped the vehicle and ordered Hillsheimer to get out. While he was placed under arrest officers allegedly found a green leafy substance in his possession that appeared to be marijuana. According to the criminal complaint, the vehicle was searched and two baggies were located containing a crystal-like substance which appeared to be methamphetamine. One baggie weighed 4.1 grams and the other weighed 4.4 grams.

The substances later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

If convicted, Hillsheimer faces a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment and/or a $500,000 fine.