St. Paul Woman Charged After Traffic Stop in Hutchinson


A St. Paul woman has been charged after a traffic stop in Hutchinson early Monday morning.

48-year-old Tracy Lee Tanhoff has been charged with one felony count of 5th-degree possession of a controlled substance and one count of giving a peace officer a false name, which is a gross misdemeanor.

Police say at about 1:30am, a traffic stop was initiated near Highway 7 and Michigan Avenue. The officer said the front passenger, Tanhoff, appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. When the officer asked her to identify herself, she gave a false name. At that time, the officer told her that the person with that name had a warrant for her arrest. Ultimately, Tanhoff gave the officer her correct name.

During a search of her purse, police found 5 hypodermic needles, a spoon with residue, a vial with a clear liquid, and a baggie with a brown substance.

Police say the clear liquid tested positive for fentanyl. The contents of the baggie tested poisitive for heroin.

Tanhoff was arrested and taken directly to the McLeod County Jail.


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