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Sleepy Eye man faces two felony drug charges

NEW ULM — A 29-year-old Sleepy Eye man stopped for driving over the Highway 14 centerline in New Ulm Thursday night, faces five charges including two felony fifth-degree drug counts in Brown County District Court.

Bail without conditions was set at $50,000 Friday for Jacob A. Madson, 509 Summit St. S.E. An court appearance was set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Madson also faces charges of gross misdemeanor introducing drugs into a jail, misdemeanor possession of over 1.4 grams marijuana in a motor vehicle, and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police saw a vehicle westbound on Highway 14 at 8:15 p.m. Thursday that swayed completely over the centerline but did not appear to change lanes or signal.

Officer Martin stopped the vehicle and smelled a faint marijuana odor coming from the vehicle. Martin searched the vehicle and found a glass jar with what she believed to be marijuana wax and arrested Martin for “grabbing drugs” after trying to put it out of her reach.

Contraband found in the vehicle included 70.7 grams of marijuana wax resembling honey with glass jar and cover; an edible gummy bear that weighed 27.6 grams with packaging and marijuana leaf THC labeling; 2.1 grams of marijuana concentrate with paper; and other drug items.

Contraband was found on Madson at the Brown County Jail including a piece of “Mexican Xanax.” Madson told jail staff that xanax and fenantyl were located in a Ziploc bag containing another plastic baggie recovered from him in jail.

The total weight of the packaging and containers of marijuana concentrate was 106.4 grams. The total weight of the leafy marijuana was .4 grams.

Madson had a prior fifth-degree drug conviction.

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