St. Charles woman faces drug charge
WINONA — A St. Charles woman faces charges of possessing marijuana after more than 17 pounds of it were found in a house, shed and barbershop/salon.
Amy Joann Conlin, 50, of 229 Circle Drive, was charged April 1 with one count of fifth-degree controlled substance crime; it carries a maximum penalty of five years and/or a $10,000 fine.
The complaint alleges police got a search warrant to search the home of Amy and Stephen Conlin. At the time, Stephen Conlin was a candidate for a seat on the St. Charles City Council.
Police smelled an odor of marijuana and found a small indoor growing operation, a pistol and four long guns. They found more marijuana in the shed and the business.
Her first appearance has been set for Tuesday.
Stephen Conlin, 52, was defeated in his bid for the seat. He was charged Oct. 22 with third-degree controlled substance crime and fifth-degree possession of drugs. His omnibus hearing will be May 10