Following a traffic stop for a headlight violation by Onamia police on Friday, Jan. 24, an arrest uncovered that a passenger in the car, Emily Rose Gideo, 28, of Minneapolis, had a large quantity of meth hidden in her undergarments.
According to the complaint:
Both a criminal complaint and a supplemental report indicate that the stop occurred at 11:13 p.m. north of Onamia. During the stop, the officer observed that the female passenger, Gideo, was acting suspicious, either nodding off or pretending to. Running the driver’s license, the officer found that the driver of the vehicle was on probation for a charge of first-degree drug possession.
The officer returned the vehicle and asked Gideo for her name. Multiple attempts were made to get Gideo’s name, and several variations were given. The driver was also questioned, stating that he knew her as “Rose” and the two of them were friends. Eventually, a Minnesota ID was obtained with her true name. It was discovered that Gideo had three warrants for her arrest including felony fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a previous violation for receiving stolen property and a count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
The driver was released from the traffic stop, and Gideo was transported to Mille Lacs County jail with a misdemeanor charge of providing a peace officer a false name added to her warrants.
A search was performed at the jail in which the officer found a plastic baggie containing a crystalline substance in Gideo’s undergarments. A test at the jail verified the substance was methamphetamine, the contents of the bag weighing in at 14.89 grams. An additional 13.26 grams were found outside the bag.
According to the criminal complaint, Gideo has been charged with one felony count of third-degree drug possession, possessing 10 or more grams of a narcotic drug other than heroin, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and/or a $250,000 fine, and one misdemeanor count of giving a peace officer a false name, which carries a maximum sentence of 90 days and/or a $1,000 fine.