TRF Woman Charged With Meth Crimes Involving Children
TRF Woman Charged With Meth Crimes Involving Children
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KATIE MAE TREVINO lives at 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota 56701.

LEOs learned from the informant that different vehicles are parked outside Trevino’s residence for 10-15 minutes at a time and that different vehicles park in the garage for short periods of time.

LEOs know through training and experience that short-term vehicle traffic such as that is commonly associated with drug activity including the distribution of controlled substances.

Trevino, Katie Mae
Trevino, Katie Mae

On April 13, 2021, law enforcement obtained garbage outside of the residence of 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota 56701.

The garbage was obtained from the curtilage of the alleyway on the northeast side of the property.

The garbage was placed in a manner in the alleyway similar to other residences on that same alleyway which would indicate that it is readily available for garbage pickup.

After obtaining the garbage bags, law enforcement proceeded to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office to search the bags for evidence.

In searching the first garbage bag, law enforcement located a clear plastic baggie with white residue; seven (7) small gram type plastic baggies; and a Minnesota Department of
Human Services paper addressed to Katie Trevino 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

Law enforcement tested the clear plastic baggies with white residue and one (1) of the seven (7) gram type plastic baggies with a readily available methamphetamine test. Both of these items tested presumptively tested positive for methamphetamine.

In searching the second garbage bag, law enforcement located a Pink zip-up with Q-tips. law enforcement knows through training and experience that Q-tips are commonly used for filtering liquefied controlled substances for injection.

Law enforcement also located Inter-county paperwork addressed to Katie Trevino, 122
Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Law enforcement located a bent-over spoon in the second garbage bag. law enforcement knows through his training and experience that spoons are commonly used to melt down a controlled substance to be later injected. law enforcement also located in the second garbage bag a People magazine address to Katie Trevino, 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701; a Minnesota Energy power bill addressed to Katie Trevino, 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN
56701; and two (2) children’s coloring pages.

Law enforcement also learned that the City of Thief River Falls utility office lists Trevino as responsible for utility payment of 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

Through this investigation, law enforcement learned that Trevino is on supervised probation.

Law enforcement speaking with Trevino’s Probation Agent learned that Trevino has three juvenile children whose ages are 13, 6, and 4. Based on the evidence found and the information received from Trevino’s Probation Agent, law enforcement has reason to believe that Trevino’s children are residing with her at 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Based on the evidence found, the controlled substance and other drug-related
items pose a health and safety risk to the children residing with Trevino.

Law enforcement learned that Trevino is not to use or possess alcohol or controlled substance with the exception of prescribed medications, not to use or possess drug paraphernalia, submit to random testing, submit to random searches, remain law-abiding, and cooperate with the search of her person, residence, vehicle, workplace, property, and things as directed by her probation agent while on supervised probation.

On April 13, 2021, law enforcement completed a search warrant application and applied for a search warrant to include the residence of 122 Kendall Avenue North, Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota 56701, and Trevino’s person. The search warrant application and search warrant were reviewed and signed by one of the District Court Judge.

While conducting the search warrant, law enforcement located and seized the following evidentiary items from Trevino’s bedroom and bedroom closet by law enforcement: miscellaneous glass pipes; black weigh max scale; miscellaneous plastic baggies; a clear plastic baggie with white residue inside; a glass pipe with Marijuana inside; clear plastic baggie with Marijuana inside; a gray scale; and a silver Samsung cellular phone.

In searching the black bag recovered from Trevino’s person, law enforcement located and seized a clear plastic Ziplock type bag with white residue and a small clear baggie with Marijuana inside. Trevino executed a consent to search form for her Jeep Liberty. law enforcement, who searched Trevino’s vehicle with Trevino present, located a Black Garmin GPS and a FinePix Camera.

Officers and Deputies completed the execution of the search warrant at approximately 1913 hours. law enforcement transported Trevino to the Pennington county law enforcement center where Trevino was advised of her Miranda rights. Trevino agreed to speak with law enforcement without an attorney present.

Trevino stated that she was the owner of the black purse located on her person. Trevino stated that her eldest daughter does live with her. Trevino confirmed that her bedroom is the northeast bedroom. Later during the interview, Trevino requested to stop answering questions. law enforcement turned off the recorder and ended the interview. Trevino was booked into the Pennington county jail.

law enforcement tested the clear plastic baggie with white residue that was located by law enforcement. The baggie and white residue were tested with a readily available NARTEC methamphetamine test. The baggie and white residue tested presumptively positive for methamphetamine. The baggie and white residue were weighed with a non-certified scale which resulted in a total weight of 0.64 grams.

law enforcement tested the clear plastic Ziplock with white residue that was located by law enforcement in Trevino’s purse.

The clear plastic Ziplock with white residue was tested with a readily available NARTEC
methamphetamine test. The clear plastic Ziplock with white residue tested presumptively positive for methamphetamine. The clear plastic Ziplock with white residue was weighed with a non-certified scale which resulted in a total weight of 5.78 grams.

KATIE MAE TREVINO has been charged with Felony Methamphetamine Related Crimes Involving Children whose Maximum Sentence is 5 years, $10,000 or BOTH, and also Felony 5th Degree Controlled Substance Crime which the Maximum Sentence is 5 years, $10,000 or BOTH.