MANKATO – A Mankato man arrested after selling $100 of crack cocaine to an undercover drug task force agent says a larger stash of coke inside the home wasn’t his.
The attorney for 20-year-old Stanley Broussard is challenging law enforcement’s conclusion that a duffle bag belonged to his client.
Attorney Bradley Peyton told a judge today that there was no ID in the bag saying it belonged to Broussard.
Prosecutor Chris Rovney says even without the bag and the possession of the large amount of cocaine, the lesser charges would remain for the sale.
After Broussard completed the sale, law enforcement went into the apartment he had just exited. A woman living there gave officers to go ahead to search. Inside the bag over an ounce of crack cocaine was found.
The woman told drug task force agents that the bag was Broussard’s.
Broussard is facing four felony drug counts for the April 27 arrest.
He is also facing a felony drug charge for an incident in November 2010. That charge comes from selling a small amount of cocaine seven times between September through November of 2010 to drug agents.
Broussard agreed to work as confidential information, but never followed through with his promise.