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Coon Rapids suspect answers door with samurai sword, large spear

Dale Allen Oakland

Coon Rapids, MN (KSTP) - A Coon Rapids man has been charged with a second-degree controlled substance crime after an incident last month where he reported there were dead bodies in a vehicle across the street.

Coon Rapids officers were called at 2:09 p.m. to the 11700 block of Olive Street Northwest on Dec. 17. The caller said the suspect said there were possibly dead people in his home. When officers arrived, they say they found a man armed with a large Samurai sword, a 12-inch knife and a long wooden stick with a spear fastened to it.

The man slammed the door shut and said through the closed door that there were dead bodies in a vehicle across the street, according to the criminal complaint.

Before officers decided to force entry into his home, the man put down all of his weapons and walked outside. Officers arrested the man and identified him as 60-year-old Dale Allen Oakland.

During a search, officers said they found a metal container with 11 grams of methamphetamine, according to the criminal complaint.

Detectives with the Anoka-Hennepin Drug Task Force then obtained a search warrant and say they found a baggie with about 5.7 grams of meth. Oakland admitted to police that the meth was his, the complaint said.

Oakland has been charged with a second-degree controlled substance crime. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.

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