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Burnsville couple charged in major heroin bust

Prosecutors say Kevin Green and Minnie Loyd were in possession of nearly 300 grams of heroin and almost $200,000 in cash.
Credit: Dakota County Jail
Kevin Green and Minnie Loyd are both charged with possessing nearly 300 grams of heroin and almost $200,000 in cash.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — A Burnsville couple is charged with possession of a controlled substance after detectives found a significant amount of heroin and nearly $200,000 in cash inside their residence. 

Dakota County prosecutors say 35-year-old Kevin Termell Green and 34-year-old Minnie Kokiesha Loyd made their initial appearance in court Wednesday on charges of a controlled substance crime in the first degree for possessing a total of 298 grams of heroin. Green was charged with an additional count for having a prior conviction. 

A Dakota County District judge set Green’s bail at $750,000 and Loyd’s bail at $500,000.

The criminal case follows an investigation that included surveillance of the residence which Loyd rents, where Green was known to live and frequently stay. On July 8, Green was stopped while leaving the residence and officers found a large amount of cash inside his wallet. While executing the subsequent search warrant they located packaged bags of heroin, a scale and materials for packaging, a safe and a sock containing nearly $200,000 in cash and mock body armor. 

Green's criminal history includes a federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin in 2007. He was discharged from his sentence in 2018.