A 30-year-old Mankato man was jailed after a bust by the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force found thousands of dollars worth of leafy marijuana, pot wax, powdered ganja, THC vaping cartridges, several guns, and about $1,600 in cash.

Task force Commander Jeff Wersal said the agency was were contacted by the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office after deputies responded to a medical emergency at Blaize Critzer’s home and spotted what was believed to be a glass jar full of marijuana on the living room floor and containers of marijuana wax in plain view on the coffee table.

The criminal complaint shows the search also uncovered five firearms as well as a scale, several pipes, and other items Wersal said are often related to drug sales.

Critzer is facing two preliminary counts of felony pot possession.


Among the suspected drugs seized:

  • Leafy — 480.5 grams.
  • Wax –  35.2 grams.
  • 24 Indica THC oil vape cartridges.
  • Powder – 44.9 grams.