Click here for the criminal complaint.
Acting on information from an informant, on January 9 the Minneapolis Police Department executed a search warrant on 2936 Aldrich Ave. N. expecting to find drugs. Police were not disappointed in what they turned up, (allegedly) though in addition to cocaine, black tar heroin, two pistols, and $4,000 in currency they also found a three-year-old child sleeping on a bed...
One of the targets of the search warrant was "Major Lamont Brooks," who was later identified as Deshon Brooks, born 3/8/91.
Brooks has already been convicted of a felony level drug crime. In 2002 he received three years of probation, so he's not supposed to possess guns...certainly not a 45 pistol and two loaded magazines, and a Ruger 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, kept beneath the sofa.
Speaking with police after his Miranda rights were read, Brooks said all the weapons and drugs were his. This leads me to believe Brooks was either high as a kite, born stupid, or profoundly afraid of whoever ACTUALLY owns the drugs and weapons. Black tar heroin usually comes from Latin America. I'm just saying.
The house at 2936 Aldrich Ave. N. is a rental owned by Danlen Properties LLC, a dubious landlord entity which JNS blog guest author "Camden Canary" wrote about one year ago, click here.
(ADDENDUM FEBRUARY 20, 2015. THE PARAGRAPH BELOW HAS BEEN CORRECTED IN REGARD TO THE OWNERSHIP OF 2311 QUEEN AVE. N.)
One of their properties at 3238 Girard Ave. N. was the home of a guy named Honora Tremaine Patterson, who was criminally charged with a murder at 2311 Queen Ave. N. click here for that story, and yet another of their properties at 3818 Lyndale Ave. N. was listed as the address of one Kejuan Raymond Watkins, click here to read all about his alleged no-account doings.
Returning to 2936 Aldrich Ave. N., the site of the current incident, this house was a foreclosure in 2008 and like so many other Northside houses fell into the hands of a heartless and soulless rental property empire. The landlord keeps pulling out money from the property while the taxpayers of the City of Minneapolis keep paying through the nose for stuff like, gee, the high cost of executing a warrant for drugs where a three-year-old child is sleeping.