Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Daniel R. Earl, 49, 918 S. German St., New Ulm, was charged Monday with felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana, gross misdemeanor 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana and petty misdemeanor drug possession/sale small amount of marijuana-no remuneration.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police got a phone call from a Minnesota Department of Corrections Agent about a probation check on Earl since he missed a urine analysis. The agent said they were informed that Earl was using methamphetamine again. The agent asked that police meet them at Earl’s residence for an assist.

At the residence, police observed Earl to be under the influence of a narcotic. The agent asked him for a urine analysis. After five to ten minutes, Earl said he was unable to provide a urine sample.

The agent searched the area where Earl was sleeping and found a Ziploc bag with a green, leafy substance inside that looked and smelled of marijuana. The substance weighed 4.6 grams and NIK-tested positive for marijuana. The agent also found a blue paraphernalia pipe.

After being questioned, Earl admitted to smoking methamphetamine the previous day and retrieved a baggie with .722 grams of it. The agent issued an Apprehension and Detention Order on Earl and he was handcuffed and transported to the Brown County Jail without incident.

Earl was convicted of drug paraphernalia possession in McLeod County Court on June 27, 2005. His bail was set at $10,000 in Brown County District Court Tuesday morning.