Grand Rapids Man Pleads Guilty to Intent to Sell Methamphetamine

A Grand Rapids man has pleaded guilty to intending to sell methamphetamine.

33-year-old Jessie Lundquist was charged with one felony count of controlled substance crime in the first degree.

The charges stem from allegations in March of this year when Lundquist admitted to authorities to possessing around two ounces of meth with the intention of selling it.

On March 9, BCA Agent Skorczewski received information that a van occupied by Lundquist and his girlfriend, Paige Gerdts, was traveling to Itasca County in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine.  The agent was also aware that Gerdts had an active Department of Corrections felony arrest warrant. 

The agent located the vehicle and notified Itasca County deputies, who initiated a traffic stop.  Authorities identified Lundquist as the driver, and Gerdts as the passenger.  Gerdts was arrested and taken to jail on the felony warrant.  Deputies located five grams of meth on her. 

Agent Skorczewski interviewed Lundquist who admitted the duo was coming from with the Twin Cities with methamphetamine from three to four different sources. He stated that he has been transporting meth from the Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota to Itasca County to sell it since October of 2014.  Lundquist told the detective that he normally brings about a quarter to a half pound of meth each week to Itasca County and that he pays around $1,200 per ounce. 

Authorities conducted a search warrant on the van on March 10, 2015 and located around two ounces of meth. 

Lundquist was originally charged with two felony counts of Controlled Substance Crime in the First Degree, however, as part of a plea agreement one charge was dropped.

The agreement was that Lundquist will serve more than 15 years behind bars.

Lundquist has a lengthy record including six Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree charges, Felon in Possession of a Firearm , First Degree Assault, and Fleeing a Peace Officer. 

Lundquist is expected to be sentenced November 30. 

Categories: Crime-imported, News-imported, Police-imported