A Cloquet man is facing charges after selling heroin to another man in a controlled substance buy arranged by police.
Coty James Jubie, 23, was charged last Thursday with one count of third-degree sale of a controlled substance, one count of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property.
Retired Judge H. Peter Albrecht of Duluth, who was filling in the bench since both local judges were out of town for their annual conference, approved Jubie’s application for a public defender and set bail at $1,000 bond or $100 cash. Jubie subsequently paid his $100 bail and was released.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, Cloquet police detectives arranged for a confidential reliable informant (CRI) to purchase an amount of heroin from Jubie with marked money early last week.
Wearing a recording device, the CRI paid Jubie for the heroin with the marked money. The substance was later field tested and was confirmed to be heroin.
The sale occurred at the home of Jubie’s father, James Marvin Jubie, on Reservation Road in Cloquet.
Detectives obtained a search warrant to search the Jubie home Dec. 2, and when they arrived they found Coty Jubie to be in possession of the marked-buy money used earlier by the CRI. In addition, both Coty and James Jubie were found to be in possession of an additional amount of methamphetamine, which was also field tested and found to indeed be meth.
Coty Jubie was also found to be in possession of a stolen iPad that was located within the same residence. During subsequent investigation, he admitted that he was aware the device was stolen.
Coty Jubie was slated to appear for an initial appearance/Rule 8 hearing on Wednesday at 9 a.m. as the Pine Journal went to press. A complaint summons has also been issued on James Jubie, and he will make his first court appearance at 9 a.m. Jan. 7, to face one felony count of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.