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Not guitly plea in meth purse case

Carrie Friese

Pine Island woman to stand trial in May.

Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 4:00 PM
Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 4:04 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A woman accused of keeping methamphetamine near a child is pleading not guilty.

35-year-old Carrie Lynn Friese of Pine Island was arrested on October 19, 2017 after the Rochester Police Department’s Criminal Interdiction Unit executed a search warrant. Officers say they found more than two pounds of meth in her purse, which was near Friese’s nine-year-old child.

She is charged with a 5th degree controlled substance crime, storage of meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, and child endangerment. Friese is scheduled to stand trial on May 7.

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