Two arrested in connection with drug investigation
Two Rochester men were arrested for drug offenses Tuesday after a monthslong investigation by Rochester police.
Cory Dozark, 35, will face a charge of first-degree sale of a controlled substance, and Anthony Anderson, 36, will be charged with fifth-degree possession, a gross misdemeanor.
The case began Tuesday afternoon when Rochester police officers were observing Dozark for alleged drug activity, said John Sherwin, interim Rochester police chief. The department had been investigating Dozark since March, Sherwin said.
Officers were prepared to arrest Dozark when they saw him leaving a residence in northwest Rochester carrying a small satchel. They watched him get into a vehicle driven by Anderson.
When officers pulled over the Anderson vehicle to arrest Dozark, they found about 7 grams of methamphetamine and a scale in the satchel. Dozark was also carrying $500 in cash. When Dozark was searched at the Olmsted County Jail, he was found to be in possession of another 20 grams of meth, Sherwin said.
Anderson was charged because officers found what was alleged to be meth powder on the floor of his vehicle.