A Woodbury woman has been charged with selling more than 20 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover informant earlier this year.
Kayla Rene Olson, 22, is charged with first-degree sales of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, a felony with a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Olson was initially charged on Sept. 20, but failed to appear at a hearing on Oct. 31. Authorities issued an arrest warrant, which was served on Olson on Dec. 23.
According to the criminal complaint, Dakota County sheriff’s deputies made arrangements on Feb. 13, 2013, for a confidential informant to buy methamphetamine from Olson in the parking lot of a Woodbury hotel.
Deputies provided the informant with $1,050 in pre-recorded buy funds, and audio and video surveillance equipment. The informant drove to the hotel and met Olson, who got into the informant’s vehicle.
Olson gave the informant a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, and the informant turned over the $1,050. Officers then stepped in and arrested Olson.
The methamphetamine was tested and found to weigh 20.75 grams, according to the complaint.
Following her arrest, Olson admitted to authorities that she had sold the methamphetamine to the informant, the complaint charges.Olson has been released from custody on a $15,000 bond. She is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge Jan. 9 in Washington County District Court.