Court documents: “Suspected controlled substances” have been sent to lab in case involving Minnesota State Senator

(Detroit Lakes, Minn.) – New developments are coming to light in the case of a Minnesota state legislator accused of first-degree burglary in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

In court documents filed Tuesday in Becker County District Court, Becker County Attorney Brian McDonald said that “suspected controlled substances” in the case against Nicole Mitchell, a 49-year-old Woodbury woman who is serving in the Minnesota State Senate, have been sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s Forensic Science Laboratory for scientific testing.

“A small portion of each item tested will be consumed in the testing process, which will change the weight of the item,” the document said.

Mitchell has since been released from jail and has resumed her work with the Minnesota State Senate. No future court date has been scheduled in the case.