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Bail set at $200K for drug, gun charges

A search warrant based on the content of garbage bags has led to felony charges against a Rochester man.

Devin Michael Dee, 22, was arrested Friday; he's been charged with fifth-degree drug sale and possess pistol-conviction for crime of violence. His next court appearance has been set for July 29; he remains in custody in lieu of $200,000 unconditional bond.

The criminal complaint against Dee outlines these details:

On July 11, members of the Rochester police narcotics team conducted a trash pull at a condominium complex in southwest Rochester. A search of the garbage bags revealed what the document calls "evidentiary material;" a search warrant was issued for one of the units.

Early the next morning, officers executed a search warrant at the residence, which had a strong odor of marijuana, the report says. The two occupants were Dee and a 19-year-old woman; a plastic bag containing more than a half-pound of marijuana was allegedly hanging on the inside of the entry door handle.


A pistol — reported stolen in Rochester on June 4 — was found in a kitchen cabinet above the stove; a bag with ammunition was found in an upstairs bedroom, the complaint says. A nightstand contained nearly $2,000 in cash.

The officers involved knew from prior incidents that the couple was dating, and had lived together at a Rochester motel. According to the complaint, a warrant executed there uncovered personal effects of Dee and the woman, a scale, paraphernalia and packaging material.

Dee's criminal history reflects at least four felony drug convictions.

The woman was not charged.

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