On Sept. 25, the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF), in conjunction with the Maple Grove Police Department, executed a search warrant in the 9000 block of Kirkwood Lane N. in Maple Grove.
VOTF investigators arrested two men and confiscated narcotics and 46 firearms.
According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Otis admitted to investigators that he used and sold methamphetamine from his home. Investigators recovered a quantity of methamphetamine and 46 firearms.
The firearms were located throughout the house. Among the firearms confiscated: AK 7.62mm rifle, .22 caliber Derringer pistol and two cartridges of .22 caliber ammunition, .22 long rifle, .357 Magnum CT6 handgun, .380 caliber handgun with full magazine, Tec-DC9 9mm handgun with suppressor and six magazines, Three .22 caliber rifles, .410 caliber revolver and five cartridges and a 9mm handgun with three loaded magazines.
Otis remains in custody at the Hennepin County jail. He was formally charged with two felony counts of controlled substance crime, fifth degree possession while possessing a firearm.
Nicholson was charged with prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a felony. He also remains in custody at the Hennepin County jail.
VOTF consists of officers and deputies from the following agencies: the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Brooklyn Park Police, Brooklyn Center Police, Golden Valley Police, Richfield Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.