Minnesota Pair Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop Near Swea City

–A traffic stop in Northern Kossuth County Monday night resulted in drug charges against two people from Minnesota.  

According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted a stop in the rural Swea City area around 10 PM. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies arrested the driver, identified as 52-year-old Sherri Lynn Gillis of Stewartville, Minnesota.  

Gillis is facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, 3rd or subsequent offense, which is a Class D Felony. She is also facing a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Deputies also arrested a passenger in the vehicle, identified as 57-year-old Barrie Skweres of Fairmont, Minnesota. Skweres is being charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, 3rd or Subsequent offense (Class D Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Both Gillis and Skweres were booked into the Kossuth County Jail to await an initial court appearance.