Winnebago Mayor and His Son in Custody Following the Discovery of an Alleged Marijuana Growing Operation

The Mayor of Winnebago and his son are in custody after a marijuana growing operation was discovered in Faribault County.

Police say Mayor Scott James Robertson and Jacob Jon Robertson, both of Winnebago, are in the Faribault County Jail on potential charges related to marijuana cultivation.

According to a press release from the South Central Drug Investigation Unit, a search warrant was performed at three addresses in Winnebago on Thursday.

SCDIU agents, along with Faribault County Deputies seized approximately 240 plants, believed to be marijuana, at two of the three locations and numerous items of evidence and property were also seized.

The ongoing investigation began in early 2023 and has been a collaboration between the South Central Drug Investigation Unit, Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, Faribault County Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies.