A man was charged with felony drug possession after two meth pipes were found among his possessions while being processed at a Minnesota jail. The case began when police were called to Profinium Bank in Fairmont. While there, they talked to a woman who had gotten into an argument with the 25-year-old over money. The woman claimed that the man tried to block her from leaving with his vehicle, but that he left after she threatened to call police.
Police were later called to the intersection of Highway 15 and Johnson Street where the man and his vehicle were spotted by a state trooper. The man, the woman and police went to the woman’s home so that the man could get his clothes. While there, the man and woman got into another argument that required police intervention. The man reportedly took a laptop that did not belong to him and broke it in the presence of an officer.
After breaking the laptop, police said that he was being taken into custody. Authorities then had to use pepper spray and a taser to subdue the man and put him into handcuffs. If convicted on the drug charge, the man could face up to five years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.
Those who are facing drug charges may wish to talk with an attorney. Legal counsel may be able to help such individuals avoid a jail or prison sentence. This may be done by casting doubt on physical evidence or witness testimony in the case. If successful, it may be enough to obtain either a plea bargain, which may reduce some or all penalties against the defendant.