Two Minnesota residents were arrested and charged with a felony offense after a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 80 in Adair County.
According to the criminal complaint, at about 1:20 a.m. on September 8th an Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on the scene of a three- car incident near the 78.5 mile marker in the eastbound lane of I-80. One vehicle left before he arrived and another was able to be moved to the nearest rest stop. A Nissan Altima was unable to be moved due to damage. The Deputy offered the driver, 22-year-old Austin Anthony Devaney of Vadnais Heights and passenger, 21-year-old Danielle Lynette Schultz of Forest Lake, a ride to Adair where the car was being towed. The deputy smelled a marijuana odor as he was loading their suitcases into his vehicle, and he asked the suspects if they had marijuana in their possession. Devaney admitted so and said that he and Schultz purchased marijuana while in Colorado. The weight of the marijuana edibles and marijuana plant material amounted to roughly 52 ounces. Devaney and Schultz are charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony. They each were later released on a $5,000 bond from the Adair County Jail. Raccoon Valley Radio will bring you more information as it becomes official.