29-Year-Old Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Previously charged with drug and child endangerment

On Monday, June 27th, 2016 at around 9 p.m. Duluth and Hermantown Police Departments along side Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 29 year old Ellis Tooles of Eagan, MN.

Tooles was arrested after a search warrant was executed at a hotel in the area of the 4100 block of Haines Road in Hermantown, MN. Investigators made contact with the occupants of the hotel room; Tooles, Chantel Dybvig, and three minor children.

In the room, investigators seized 91 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of heroin, a large amount of cash, and other evidence of drug sales.

Both Tooles and Dybvig were arrested and charged in St. Louis District Court with 1st and 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance, and child endangerment.

Now Tooles has been formally charged in Dakota County, with seven counts of Possession of Pornographic Work Involving Minors. A follow-up investigation was conducted by the Eagan Police Department after receiving information regarding pornographic content on a cell phone belonging to Tooles.

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