• Charges of felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount marijuana and misdemeanor drug possession over 1.4 grams marijuana in motor vehicle were filed March 8, 2023 against Bryan C. Morcom, 45, Tower.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police Patrol Officer Christina Wright was watching westbound traffic at 7th Street North and Broadway April 26, 2023 when she saw a driver holding his phone in his hand looking down with his vehicle in the left turn lane to head south.
Officer Wright stopped a maroon 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix and saw the driver put a sweatshirt over something in the passenger seat. Officer Wright smelled a marijuana odor in the vehicle and small amounts of a green, leafy substance in the center console. The driver was identified as Morcom.
A glass bong and orange pill bottle without a label were seen in the passenger seat. Officer Wright asked Morcom what the pill bottle was for and he said marijuana. Morcom said a small blue container was used for wax. Other items found in the car were a black pipe, glass bong and clear plastic baggie.
Officer Wright NIK tested the baggie with a green, leafy substance, pill bottle and small container of wax. All tested positive for THC.
• A gross misdemeanor charge of issuing dishonored check was filed March 8, 2023 against Robin L. Seger, 44, Le Center.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police Investigator Tara Martin met with the Mike’s Collision officer manager on Dec. 14, 2022 regarding a $439.17 dishonored check from Wells Fargo received at the business on or about Oct. 13, 2022. The check deposited Oct. 14, 2022 was later returned to Mike’s as not sufficient funds.
A notice and demand for payment letter was sent via certified mail Nov. 18, 2022 and was returned to sender as insufficient address, unable to forward.
Investigator Martin sent a request to Wells Fargo for checking account records associated with the check. A bank statement sent Oct. 11, 2022 showed Seger’s checking account had a balance of $410.03 and no deposits were made until Oct. 15, 2022.