The newly-obtained warrant and inventory document provides an additional rich level of detail which leaves little doubt about how closely Flowers was associating with a convicted crack dealer and known gang member, closely enough for Flowers' wallet to be found on the floor next to a bed in the "lower level NE bedroom." Most telling of all is the inventory of seized items, to be found near the end of the document.
Here is the document, as follows...
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF HENNEPIN, DISTRICT COURT
APPLICATION FOR SEARCH WARRANT AND SUPPORTING AFFIDAVIT
Deputy Erik Fleck being first duly sworn upon oath, hereby makes application to this Court for a warrant to search the premises hereinafter described.
Affiant knows the contents of this application and supporting affidavit, and the statements herein are true to the affiants own knowledge, save as such as are herein stated on information and belief, and as to those, affiant believes them to be true.
Affiant has good reason to believe, and does believe, that the following described property and things, to wit:
Controlled substances to include, but not limited to, Marijuana, Packaging equipment such as baggies, tin foil, knives, spoons, razors and scales. Documents, notes, papers, ledgers, pagers, cell phones and their displays, computers including hard drives, peripherals and removable storage media and videotapes to show activities of controlled substance distribution and to indicate names, addresses and phone numbers of possible sources and/or customers of controlled substances. Monies to show profit of the sale of controlled substances. Documents, receipts, letters, bills and identification to show constructive possession of the items seized. Firearms.
are at the premises described as:
6129 France Avenue South, Any and all garages, sheds, outbuildings and/or vehicles on property intended to be used by occupants of 6129 and associated with 6129 France Ave South, Located in the City of Edina, County of Hennepin, and State of Minnesota.
This affiant applies for issuance of a search warrant upon the following grounds.
The possession of the property above described constitutes a crime.
The property above described constitutes evidence which tends to show a crime has been committed, or tends to show that a particular person has committed a crime.
The facts tending to establish the foregoing grounds for issuance of a search warrant are as follows:
Your affiant, Deputy Erik D. Fleck, is employed by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and has been a deputy sheriff since 1999. Your affiant is currently assigned to the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF). In this capacity, your affiant has been working with experienced officers and has been involved with the execution of numerous search warrants, with surveillance and arrests for narcotics and violence related law violations. Before being assigned to the VOTF, your affiant had been assigned to the Narcotics Unit for almost three years. During that time, your affiant had written, applied for and executed many search warrants and participated in many narcotics related investigations.
Your affiant is currently involved in the criminal investigation of Brandon Michael WILSON (03/21/80) and his residence located at 6129 France Avenue South in the City of Edina. The details are as follows.
In the past two months, your affiant has been in contact with a confidential reliable informant (CRI). This CRI has provided the names, numbers and addresses of numerous individuals involved in narcotics trafficking. The information provided by the CRI has been independently corroborated by other law enforcement officers and your affiant and has been under the direction and control of your affiant and other law enforcement officers. The CRI has an extensive knowledge of the drug trade.
This CRI has informed your affiant that this CRI knows an individual by the name of "STRAP" that is selling cocaine and large amounts of marijuana from his residence located at 6129 France Avenue South in Edina. The CRI describes the residence as a grayish tan house that has been turned into a side by side duplex with a "tuck under" garage and swimming pool in the back yard. The CRI further states that the suspect lives in the north half of the duplex and the numbers 6129 are beside the front door that faces France Avenue.
The CRI stated that "STRAP" is a black male, approximately 28-30 years old, very short, stocky build, with short dark hair. This CRI stated "STRAP" is a member of the Crips gang. The CRI stated that within the past five weeks the CRI has seen "STRAP" in possession of cocaine and marijuana. The CRI states that "STRAP" may have a gun, but has not seen it.
Your affiant was able to find an individual with the alias "STRAP" in the Minneapolis CAPRS report system that matched the description given by the CRI. This individual's name is Brandon Michael WILSON. (03/21/80)
Your affiant showed the CRI a driver's license photo of WILSON to the CRI and positively identified WILSON as the individual the CRI knows as "STRAP."
Within the past week, your affiant and other officers conducted surveillance at 6129 France Avenue South in the City of Edina. During that surveillance, your affiant and other officers observed WILSON in the front yard and going in and out of the front door of the house.
Your affiant checked the computerized criminal history of WILSON and learned that WILSON has been convicted of 5th Degree Drugs (Crack) in 2000, a 2nd Degree Assault that was amended to Interfere w/ 911 call in 2001, 5th Degree Drugs (Crack) in 2002 and Burglary in 2003. It also showed two 1998 Drugs charges (both crack) that were not prosecuted, a 1998 Aggravated Robbery with a "held" status, a 1999 Burglary with a "held" status, a 2001 Burglary with a "held" status and a 2006 1st Degree Drugs charge with a "held" status.
Your affiant has learned that WILSON was arrested on August 24, 2009, for 5th Degree Drugs in Dakota County.
Your affiant has checked with the Minneapolis Police Department Records and learned that WILSON has had numerous contacts with the Minneapolis Police. Minneapolis has been arrested 7 times (sic) for narcotics violations (most of which were crack cocaine), including a sale to an undercover officer and was a suspect in two other crack cocaine cases. WILSON was arrested once for 2nd Degree Assault in which a handgun was involved and four times for Domestic Assault. WILSON was the suspect in four other assaults two of which handguns were involved and once where he allegedly shot at the victim.
Within the past 72 hours your affiant has met with the previously mentioned CRI and searched the body and the vehicle for weapons, narcotics, money or other contraband and found none. Your affiant gave the CRI a quantity of HCSO pre-recorded buy fund money so that the CRI could purchase a quantity of marijuana from WILSON. Your affiant followed the CRI to the predetermined meet location. Surveillance officers watched as the CRI met with Wilson at 6129 France Avenue South in Edina. After the meeting, the CRI left the residence and your affiant followed the CRI away. Your affiant was handed a quantity of marijuana (later field-tested positive) that the CRI stated had been purchased from WILSON using the HCSO buy fund money. Your affiant again searched the CRI and the vehicle and found no contraband.
Based upon the information received from the CRI and the observations made by the CRI, the previous police contact history with WILSON, WILSON's criminal history, the controlled purchase of marijuana and the surveillance observations, your affiant believes that narcotics, namely marijuana, are at the residence located at 6129 France Avenue South in Edina.
Therefore, your affiant respectfully requests that a daytime unannounced search warrant be granted for the residence located at 6129 France Avenue South in Edina, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota.
(Two words illegible on my copy) outside the hours between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM is necessary to prevent the loss, destruction or removal of the objects of the search or to protect the searchers or the public because.
An unannounced entry is necessary to prevent the loss, destruction or removal of the objects of the search and to protect the safety of the peace officers because:
Because of the weapons and assault history of the suspect, your affiant believes that an unannounced entry is necessary to allow entering officers the element of surprise, thereby giving any suspects inside minimal time to arm themselves and do harm to entering officer's (sic), themselves, other suspects in the residence, or the general public.
WHEREFORE Affiant requests a search warrant be issued commanding Deputy Fleck, Detectives Lunde and (illegible, could be Sweitzer) and all other officers under their direction and control, peace officers, of the State of Minnesota, to enter without announcement of authority and purpose between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 PM only) to search the herein-before described premises for the described property and things and to seize said property and things and keep said property and things in custody until the same be dealt with according to law.
(The warrant was approved by Judge Patricia L. Belois, Judge of District Court)
(The attached receipt and inventory following the execution of the search warrant was as follows)
I, Dep. Fleck, received the attached search warrant issued by the Honorable Judge Belois on September 17, 2009, and have executed it as follows:
Pursuant to said warrant, on September 23rd, 2009, at 0745 o'clock a.m., I searched the premises described in said warrant, and left a true and correct copy of said warrant at 6129 France Ave. S, Edina.
I took into custody the property and things listed below.
1. One box of zip-loc storage bags, Found on shelf on center island in kitchen by Poidinger.
2.) Two zip-loc baggies--Found in top drawer of kitchen island by Poidinger.
3.) One mailing for Alfred D. Flowers Jr., one mailing in name of Angela Anderson--found in SW top kitchen drawer by Poidinger.
4.) One plastic sandwich baggie with suspected marijuana residue--Found in Orange Nike shoe box in NW lower level bedroom by Roushar.
5.) One Kodak digital camera--Found on dresser in lower level NW bedroom by Roushar.
6.) One box of sandwich baggies--Found in lower level NW bedroom on bedroom chair by Roushar.
7.) Misc. Gang photos in book--Found in lower level SW bedroom by Roushar.
8.) One brown wallet containing misc. papers/cards and MN ID for Alfred Delano Flowers (3/9/59) --Found on floor by bed in lower level NE bedroom by Lunde.
9.) One advertisement for Al Flowers; one baggie containing marijuana--Found in box next to bed in lower level NE bedroom by Lunde.
10.) One mailing to Al Flowers; One baggie with two marijuana "blunts"--Found in tan leather bag on shelf in lower level NE bedroom by Lunde.
11.) One Samsung T-Mobile cellphone + charger--Found in lower level NE bedroom by Lunde.
12.) One blue Samsung cell phone; One black LG cell phone; One silver colored computer storage drive--Found in upper level master (east) bedroom by Roushar.
13.) One black Hi-Point semi-auto handgun (Ser. # P171582)
14.) One purple bag that held item #13--found in air vent on west side of upper level master (east) bedroom by Hughes.
15.) Two loaded handgun magazines--Found in Item #16 in air vent on west side of master (east) bedroom on upper level by Hughes.
16.) One pair of white socks that held item #15--Found in air vent on west side of upper level master (east) bedroom by Hughes.
17.) One yellow inventory receipt from search warrant on 7/2/09. Found in upper level master (east) bedroom on TV stand by Sonestahl.
18.) One plastic baggie containing marijuana; one blue weight scale digital gram scale--Found in upper level master (east) bedroom in right pocket of gray hooded sweatshirt by Sonestahl.
19.) One grey hooded sweatshirt--Found in upper level master (east) bedroom in closet by Sonestahl.
20.) One small baggie of marijuana--Found in left rear pocket of pants (Item #21) in upper level master (east) bedroom by Sonestahl. Also MN ID for Brandon Wilson in pocket.
21.) One pair of blue jeans that held items #20 + #21. Found on floor in upper level (master) east bedroom by Sonestahl.
22.) $860 cash (43 x $20 bills) --Found in front pants (left) pocket (Item #21) by Sonestahl.
23.) Multiple "loose" plastic baggies--Found on top of south upper cabinets in kitchen by Poidinger.
(End of Search Warrant Inventory)