Couple facing multiple felonies
FAIRMONT — An Elmore man and woman are facing multiple felony charges in Martin County.
Donald Eldon Lamont, 34, and Ashlyn Nicole Mosloski, 29, both been charged with a firearm violation after having previously been convicted of a crime of violence. Lamont faces three counts, while Mosloski faces one. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
In addition, the pair are both charged with one count each of storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Finally, Lamont faces one charge of drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to the complaint:
On June 9, a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy spoke with a man who indicated he had been at the residence of Lamont the night prior. The man said Lamont had been heavily using meth lately and had observed him using it the night before. The man also said he had observed two handguns at the residence and was aware Lamont is a convicted felon so is not supposed to be using drugs or have access to firearms.
The deputy coordinated with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force in obtaining a search warrant for Lamont’s residence in the 300 block of 310th Avenue in rural Martin County.
Lamont was later located in a vehicle on Harmony Street in Granada. The deputy made contact with him and advised Lamont to step out of the vehicle. Lamont was searched and $450 in cash was discovered on him.
A search warrant was later executed at Lamont’s residence, where the deputy was met by a 7-year-old child. The child indicated Mosloski was in the bathroom.
The deputy announced himself and entered the bathroom, where he was met by Mosloski. He asked her to exit the bathroom. Mosloski initially complied, but then attempted to go back into the bathroom and close the door behind her. The deputy grabbed her arm and pulled her out. She continued to resist and was handcuffed.
In the bathroom, next to Mosloski’s cell phone, was a meth pipe full of meth and warm to the touch. The deputy concluded Mosloski was smoking meth with children in the room next to her. Officers discovered three children in the residence who were not being supervised.
Officers discovered that the residence was in disarray, with clothes scattered throughout the house, rotting food on the counter and in the refrigerator, and what appeared to be frozen urine in bottles in the freezer. There were an overwhelming number of flies in the residence, and the children appeared not to have been bathed recently.
During the search of the residence, officers located a .380-caliber handgun in Lamont’s bedroom. The also discovered a counterfeit conceal-and-carry permit with Lamont’s information. Also discovered were three glass meth pipes, all of which tested positive for meth, and an abundance of 9 mm ammunition.
A drug task force agent spoke with Mosloski at the scene. She said she owned the handgun, but was unable to describe it when asked.
The agent also spoke with two individuals living in a trailer outside the residence. They indicated they had observed Lamont in possession of a 9 mm handgun and several magazines on June 8.
Lamont was lated advised of his rights and spoke with the agent, indicating the guns were purchased by Mosloski. He indicated he did shoot a .223-caliber AR-15 rifle in his front yard a few weeks prior, and also admitted there would be meth in the house.
A search warrant was later obtained for Lamont’s vehicle, where a handgun was discovered with one bullet in the chamber, along with a firearm case, ammunition, loaded magazines and a black zipper pouch containing a white residue that later tested positive for meth.
A check on Lamont’s criminal history showed he was convicted of two felony-level crimes of violence, including fifth-degree controlled substance in 2007 and felony burglary in the second degree in 2009. Additionally, Lamont has a prior conviction for felony frearm possession from 2017.