Mother, daughter will be tried together
From staff reports
A mother and daughter facing identical drug charges will stand trial together, an Olmsted District Court judge ruled Friday.
Defense attorneys for Treva Perry, 50, and Foloshade Oloye, 28, had argued against a motion made by the prosecution to have a joint trial for the women.
The Rochester women were among 17 people arrested during a major drug sweep in the city last October.
Senior Assistant County Attorney Scott Buhler told Judge Kevin Lund earlier this week it made sense to have a joint trial because both women face charges from the same alleged drug transaction.
It will be the second combined trial allowed for defendants arrested during the sweep. A trial for three men authorities have described as key players in the operation is set to begin Sept. 9 if plea agreements aren't reached by the end of the day Tuesday.
The trial for Perry and Oloye is scheduled to begin Sept. 13.