A Minnetonka man already facing a felony drug charge in Hennepin County has been charged again with possession of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine.
Robert Jay Wong, 51, was arrested Nov. 1 and charged with first-degree drug possession, which carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of four years in prison and a $300,000 fine.
Wong is also charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine, and a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, officers executed a search warrant at Wong’s home in the 10500 block of Crestridge Drive on Nov. 1 after learning that Wong was selling methamphetamine.
During the search, officers turned up 82 grams of methamphetamine from a backpack in a bedroom and 26 grams of methamphetamine in a desk drawer. They also found $6,400 in cash and a digital scale, and in a bedroom safe, nine shotguns and rifles and a revolver, according to the complaint.
Wong’s criminal history includes three previous felony convictions for drug possession, in 1979, 2002 and 2004.
Wong remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $100,000 bond and on a Minneapolis warrant charging him with first-degree drug possession and being an ineligible person in possession of a firearm. His next court appearance is scheduled Dec. 4 in Hennepin County District Court.