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Police find $12,533 in vintage Pepsi machine, plus LSD, ecstasy, pot and prescription drugs in Minnesota home, they say

A vintage soda machine, located in a Red Wing home, provided law enforcement with much more than carbonated nostalgia. According to a complaint filed with Goodhue County District Court, on July 11, seven law enforcement officials executed a searc...

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A vintage soda machine, located in a Red Wing home, provided law enforcement with much more than carbonated nostalgia. According to a complaint filed with Goodhue County District Court, on July 11, seven law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at the residence of Devin Scott Hinck, 768 McSorley St.

Detectives questioned Hinck, 21, as they carried out the search warrant. They reported finding multiple types of illegal substances, packaged in different quantities, in various locations throughout the home.

They also observed an unplugged old Pepsi soda machine with a barrel key-style lock that matched a barrel key found on Hinck’s key ring.

They found the pop machine hollow and lined with plywood and “was being used as a well concealed safe,” the complaint states.

Detectives observed “an extremely large quantity of U.S. Currency in the machine” clipped together in multiple piles. Much of the currency was in $20 denominations. In total, $12,533 was recovered from the pop machine.

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Law enforcement also recovered a monitor for a remote video camera that was later learned to be for a wireless monitoring system near the home’s front entry.

They allegedly found three large packages of marijuana concentrates, a sheet of blotter paper that field tested positive for LSD and a mason jar full of marijuana. A baggie containing a substance that field tested positive for MDMA - sometimes referred to as molly or ecstasy - also was recovered from the pop machine.

Approximately 90 items were recovered in total, the complaint states. Due to the extremely large quantity of evidence recovered, authorities said that it will take some time to process all evidence and obtain total weights. According to the original tally July 12, the different controlled substances recovered and weights were: marijuana-leaf (178.5 grams), marijuana concentrates-wax (56 grams), anabolic steroids, cocaine (29.1 grams), lorazepam, MDMA (8.3 grams), LSD (14 doses), M. Amphet salts 20MG (23 pills), liquid injectable Lorazepam (two vials), and an unconfirmed amount of Xanax.

Hinck is scheduled to appear in Goodhue County District Court Aug. 4 for an omnibus hearing. He is being held in Goodhue County Jail with a bail set at $200,000.

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