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Warrant search yields heroin

A 19-year-old Hastings man, Joshua Thomas Denn, faces one count of a controlled substance crime in the third degree following the Sept. 1 execution of a search warrant at a Burnsville hotel. According to the criminal complaint, while Dakota County Drug Task Force agents attempted to execute the search warrant, they observed Denn attempting to go out the back sliding door. On the sidewalk outside the hotel room, agents found a balloon continuing what they believed was heroin. The substance later tested positive for 3.90 grams of heroin. Trace amounts of heroin were also found on a piece of foil and a piece of paper in the room.

Denn refused to provide a statement, but yelled to officers the heroin was his. He was arrested and transported to the Dakota County Jail.