A Rochester man is facing seven felony charges after police say he sold drugs to confidential police informants five times.
Mason David Zill, 31, made his first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on Monday morning on charges of two counts of first-degree drug sales, four counts of second-degree drug sales in a park zone and fourth-degree drug sales in a park zone, according to court records. Judge Christina Stevens set unconditional bail at $75,000 and conditional bail at $25,000.
Using a confidential informant, the Rochester Police Department conducted five separate controlled buys of cocaine from Zill between Sept. 24 and Oct. 17, according to court records. Zill allegedly sold a total of more than 55 grams of cocaine to the informant during the controlled buys, which occurred at Zill’s home located within a city block from Northgate Park.
A confidential informant also purchased 11 vaping cartridges that contained THC oil from Zill, according to the criminal complaint.
Police arrested Zill without incident at his residence on Oct. 15.
Zill’s next court date is scheduled for January 30.