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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester woman is facing felony drug charges after police reported discovering fentanyl in her home while executing a search warrant related to a shooting investigation.

48-year-old Maria Slawson made her first appearance in Olmsted County Court Friday. The criminal complaint indicates police found over 19 grams of fentanyl in a safe while searching her home in the 1900 block of Spruce Meadow Dr. Southeast.

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The complaint says officers also discovered three handguns, over $3,500 in cash and a scale inside of the safe. Slawson admitted the guns, scale and cash were hers but denied knowing there was fentanyl inside of the safe.

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The complaint says the scale and large amount of cash indicate an intent to sell. Slawson was charged with one count of second-degree drug possession and a count of third-degree drug possession. The search warrant was one of two Rochester Police executed last Thursday as part of the investigation into the early June shooting

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