Prosecutors File Gun, Drug Charges Against Hopkins Man
Steven Kyle Anderson faces nine charges following a search of his home and vehicle.
A Hopkins man faces eight felony drug charges and a felony gun charge after a Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force investigation uncovered illegal drugs and guns at his Fifth Avenue North home, the Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.
On Aug. 29, the task force searched the home of 27-year-old Steven Kyle Anderson, who had an outstanding felony arrest warrant, according to the Sheriff’s Office news release. During the search, they found heroin, more than 100 pills that are controlled substances, a firearm magazine, a laser sight for a firearm and an assault rifle.
A search the following day of his vehicle found a handgun and nearly 1,000 pills that are controlled substances.
The task force arrested Anderson on Aug. 29. He’s being held in the Hennepin County jail on $50,000 bail.
Anderson has been charged with:
- Controlled Substance Crime Third Degree - Heroin
- Controlled Substance Crime Third Degree - Oxycodone
- Controlled Substance Crime Fifth Degree - Clonazepam
- Controlled Substance Crime Fourth Degree - Buprenorphine
- Controlled Substance Crime Fourth Degree - Suboxone
- Controlled Substance Crime Fifth Degree - Xanax
- Controlled Substance Crime Fifth Degree - Ativan
- Controlled Substance Crime Fifth Degree - Diazepam
- Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm
Anderson was convicted of kidnapping in 2004, according to court records. That was initially deemed to be a misdemeanor but was subsequently amended to a felony. He also was convicted of fifth-degree drug possession, a felony, in 2011.
The Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force consists of officers and deputies from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Eden Prairie Police Department, Hopkins Police Department, Edina Police Department, Minnetonka Police Department and the St. Louis Park Police Department.