Richfield Man Charged with Selling Meth at University of Minnesota

Police say Bryce William Banks arranged to sell methamphetamine to an undercover informant in the U of M's Comstock Hall.

A Richfield man has been charged with selling methamphetamine to an undercover informant in the University of Minnesota’s Comstock Hall.

Bryce William Banks, 31, is charged with third-degree drug sales, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum fine of $75,000.

University of Minnesota police spoke to a “cooperating individual” on Nov. 17 who told them that he had purchased methamphetamine from Banks in the past, according to the criminal complaint.

The individual contacted Banks via phone and text message and made arrangements to buy $150 worth of methamphetamine at Comstock Hall, according to the complaint.

When Banks arrived at Comstock Hall, the individual pointed him out to police as the man with whom he had arranged the drug transaction. He was arrested, and police found 1.2 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket.

Banks remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to make a first appearance on the charge Nov. 21 in Hennepin County District Court.

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