On Monday, March 2, the deadline for fish house removal off lakes, a DNR conservation officer discovered something more than just a fish house on Ann Lake that shouldn’t have been there and called the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office and an agent of the East Central Drug Task Force for assistance.
According to the criminal complaint filed by the Kanabec County Attorney’s Office, two people appeared to be sleeping inside the fish house: Eric Roger Boxwell, 35, of St. Francis and Sara Jean Jarosz, 28, of Zimmerman.
Both Boxwell and Jarosz have felony convictions in their criminal history and are prohibited from possessing firearms.
The peace officers executed a search warrant for a gray and black fish house owned by Boxwell and found:
14 various firearms from pistols to shotguns, some loaded
8.5 grams of methamphetamine
16 grams pf psilocybin mushrooms
cash (the complaint describes this as a “large amount” of U.S. currency but does not disclose the exact dollar amount)
miscellaneous drug paraphernalia
Boxwell was charged March 4 with one felony count of controlled substance crime in the second degree, one felony count of possession of firearms, one felony count of possession of ammunitions, one felony count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (mushrooms) and one felony count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (methamphetamine.)
Jarosz was charged March 3 with one felony count of possession of firearms and one felony count of possession of ammunition.