Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• James D. Spence, 18, 303 N. Broadway, was charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana, misdemeanor drug possession over 1.4 grams marijuana in a motor vehicle and required to deliver title, and petty misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession, no cracked or discolored windshields and driving wrong way on one way street Feb. 6.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were at Minnesota and Center Street at 12:35 .am. Feb. 4 when their attention was drawn to an older golf Saturn that was parked, facing the wrong way on Minnesota Street, across parking stalls. Police noticed four males walking north on Minnesota Street, frantically waving their hands, pointing at the car and saying something.

Police noticed the car had a cracked windshield, was running and the driver was the sole occupant. The driver said he was trying to meet some friends and said he didn’t know Minnesota was a one-way street.

Police detected dilated pupils, deliberate speech and movements from Spence and a very strong marijuana odor coming from the car and Spence. Police searched the car and found a glass, multi-colored marijuana pipe with burnt residue in it and a burnt marijuana odor about it, a zip lock sandwich baggie with a green, leafy substance and marijuana odor about it in the center console plus nine roach/marijuana blunts.

Searching Spence, police found three small baggies bundled up that appeared to contain a green, leafy substance and smelled of marijuana. Police found two small, oval pills with the impression M367 on both of them in a baggie. Spence told police the marijuana was his. Police identified the pills as a Schedule 2 prescription and arrested Spence.

All three baggies weighed 4.65 grams.