Police: Pistol, meth, scale located after Rochester traffic stop

Patrick Henry

A traffic stop led to an officer finding a digital scale on the floorboard, methamphetamine and a handgun of a vehicle before two people were arrested early Tuesday morning.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 11:41 AM
Updated: Mar 13, 2019 12:42 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A traffic stop led to an officer finding a digital scale on the floorboard, methamphetamine and a handgun of a vehicle before two people were arrested early Tuesday morning.
The arrests happened at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of 13th Ave. NE.
Patrick Henry, 36, of Rochester, was a passenger in the vehicle and is facing charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a pistol by a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael Kochen, 37, of Rochester, was the driver and is facing charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, no proof of insurance, failure to use a turn signal, open bottle with driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After the officer saw the digital scale, Henry took off his jacket and an officer found a pistol in it. Officers also found 186 grams of meth in the vehicle.

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