Police: Inver Grove Heights Woman Checks into Hotel with Meth, Mushrooms and Prescription Drugs

Jessica Lee Lehman, 28, faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor county of financial transaction card fraud.

An Inver Grove Heights woman scheduled to enter a treatment program next week was caught in possession of methamphetamine, Alprazolam and mushrooms, according to Eagan police.

Jessica Lee Lehman, 28, faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor count of financial transaction card fraud. If convicted on either of the possession charges, Lehman could face a maximum of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

At 11:26 a.m. on Dec. 28, Eagan police allegedly received a phone call from one of Lehman's family members, who told police the woman had just used a stolen credit card to purchase a hotel room in Eagan—and that she may be in possession of illegal drugs.

Police visited the hotel in question and found a woman matching Lehman's description. After confirming that the woman was Lehman, officers arrested her and searched her pockets, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office.

Police allegedly found two small, black canisters with white residue and CO2 cartridges. Officers also searched Lehman's bags and found a small bag containing a white crystal substance, a small black box containing a white powder, a plastic bag containing mushrooms and a bag containing six pills, according to the criminal complaint.

During the search, police say the woman admitted using a credit card to rent a hotel room and confirmed that it may belong to a family member. Police contacted the family member in question, who allegedly told officers the card was hers, and that Lehman didn't have permission to use it. The family member also told police Lehman was a "drug addict" scheduled to enter treatment next week.

Preliminary testing confirmed the white crystal substance was .22 grams of methamphetamine. Investigators also identified the pills as Alprazolam, which is used to treat anxiety disorders.


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