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Minnetonka Man Charged with Meth Possession, Again

Police say Robert Jay Wong, already facing charges of possessing methamphetamine and illegally possessing firearms, had more meth and more guns in his Minnetonka home when he was arrested on Nov. 1.

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.

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