• Lynzie K. Hughes, 32, 412 S. Broadway, New Ulm, was charged with gross misdemeanor fifth-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana and driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety; and misdemeanor driver must carry proof of insurance when operating vehicle and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia Feb. 21.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police were on patrol, traveling east on 20th South Street at 5:53 p.m. July 26, 2017, approaching the Bridge Street intersection. The attention of police was drawn to a Dodge Durango with a very loud muffer that drove past going west, accelerate quickly and turned abruptly into the Hy-Vee Foods parking lot.
Police stopped the vehicle and were told by the driver who identified herself as Lynzie Kay Hughes, that she did not have a driver’s license and said it was cancelled. Police verified her driver’s license was cancelled-inimical to public safety and she had no vehicle insurance.
Searching the vehicle, waiting for a tow truck to come, police found a glass smoking pipe with white residue, burnt and broken at one end. Police recognized the pipe as one used to smoke methamphetamines.
Police tested a trace amount of the white residue inside the glass pipe. It tested positive for methamphetamine.