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Minnesota Spicer, Lawyer and YouTube Personality Charged with Drug Possession – West Central Tribune

SPICER — A Spicer-area lawyer with a lot of attention on social media was arrested last week for allegedly possessing cocaine and other drug paraphernalia.

On Thursday, May 23, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant at the home of Nicholas Robert Rekieta, 42, and his spouse, Kayla Christine Rekieta, 40. They are both from Spicer.

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Mikołaj Rekieta

Contributed / Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office

Both Nicholas Rekieta and Kayla Rekieta were charged with second-degree drug possession and gross misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of a firearm.

They made their first appearance Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court and were later released on their personal recognizance. Conditions of their release include prohibitions on using or possessing firearms, using or possessing alcoholic beverages, and they must submit to random drug tests and screenings.

Contested omnibus hearings are scheduled for August 20 for both sides. As of Monday, there was no attorney for Nicholas or Kayla Rekieta listed on the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s remote website.

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Kayla Rekieta

Contributed / Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office

Nicholas Rekieta, a Spicer-based lawyer and owner of Rekieta Law, also has an online presence, with over 448,000 subscribers to the Rekieta Law YouTube channel and almost 160,000 followers on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter. He also has an active account on Rumble, an alternative video platform popular with far-right users and media personalities such as Andrew Tate.

Nicholas Rekieta’s YouTube channel hosts videos of legal analysis and fact sheets, in his own words “Lawsplaining the Interwebs”. Recommended clips on the channel in question Kyle Rittenhouse’s criminal trial and the lawsuits between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

According to the complaint, law enforcement executed a search warrant at their residence in rural Spicer on Thursday morning. As officers approached the home, Nicholas Rekieta was driving a motor vehicle nearby and was stopped by law enforcement.

As officers approached the home, they knocked on the door and the juvenile female opened the door but did not let them in. The complaint states that Nicholas Rekieta refused to provide officers with the door code to enter the home. Law enforcement officers used a punch to get into the house.

Kayla Rekieta, another adult woman and four minors were also in the home. According to the complaint, officers noticed the home was extremely cluttered.

During a search of the home, officers found drug paraphernalia near a nightstand in the master bedroom, a Sig Sauer rifle with several magazines and ammunition under the bed. Officers also found items in two safes in the master bedroom, including a digital scale that tested positive for cocaine, eight green pills that tested positive for ketamine, and an unknown brown substance.

According to the complaint, the total amount of measurable cocaine found in the master bedroom was 26.67 grams including packaging.

Nicholas Rekieta told police that he and Kayla Rekieta were sleeping in the master bedroom and that another adult female was visiting the home.

Both Nicholas and Kayla Rekieta were arrested and taken to the Kandiyohi County Jail. According to the complaint, the detective observed several injuries to Nicholas Rekieta’s arms that appeared to be wounds similar to those common to people who use controlled substances.

Kayla Rekieta did not speak to prison officials. When booking, she asked for her prescription medications to be brought to her. While going through Kayla Rekieta’s prescription bottles, jail staff found two unknown pills and gummies in one of the bottles. The complaint also noted that the pills found did not match the instructions on the bottle.

The complaint states that Nicholas Rekieta again agreed to talk to detectives but refused to answer any questions about the drugs found during the search.

Dale Morin

Dale Morin is a reporter for the West Central Tribune. Covers public safety and breaking news.

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