Two charged for felony second degree drug possessionTwo people were arrested Saturday for felony second-degree drug possession after a Cromwell resident called in a report of a suspicious vehicle on Dahl Road.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
Two people were arrested Saturday for felony second-degree drug possession after a Cromwell resident called in a report of a suspicious vehicle on Dahl Road.
Damon Wade Nance, 46, of Rosemount, Minn. and Shannon Rose Johnson, 41, of Onamia, Minn., were charged Tuesday in Carlton County Court with controlled substance crime in the second degree, open bottle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nance was also charged with driving after revocation of his license.
According to the criminal complaint: When a Carlton County deputy responded to the call and spoke to Nance and Johnson, he became suspicious they were under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol. When a breath test on the driver came back below the legal limit, at .06, the deputy continued to talk with the defendants. He then became suspicious that they may have been in possession of and/or trafficking controlled substances. After asking if he could search the car, the deputy found a purse containing drug paraphernalia and a bag under the front seat that contained a white crystal substance. Later testing revealed the substance was 15 grams of
After the officer discovered the drugs, Johnson claimed the meth and the paraphernalia were hers; however, both were arrested and charged with felony second-degree possession of six grams of more of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 25 years or $500,000.
On Tuesday, Judge Wolf set bail for Johnson at $6,000 and $5,000 for Nance. Both are set to appear next in Carlton County Court on Aug. 31.