On Jan. 19, in Morrison County District Court, Jennifer Fayanne Gorton, 25, was charged with one felony count of fifth degree possession of not a small amount of marijuana and Corey Raymond Gorton, 23, was charged with two felony counts of fifth degree possession of not a small amount of marijuana. Both are from Little Falls.
On Jan. 18, a Little Falls police officer witnessed a vehicle drive through a stop sign. He followed the vehicle until it came to a stop. He then approached the car, observing a female driver and a male passenger in the back seat. On closer inspection, he saw a person on the front passenger floor boards, allegedly attempting to hide from the officer.
The person on the floor identified herself as Jennifer Gorton and allegedly admitted she had a warrant out for her arrest.
At the same time, another officer arrived and he recognized the backseat passenger as Corey Gorton. The second officer allegedly located a pipe with white residue on it in Corey’s pocket. The pipe later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
A baggie was allegedly found in Corey’s pocket containing 22 pills, later identified as Percocet, a schedule II controlled substance which cannot be possessed without a valid prescription.
An inventory search of the vehicle allegedly located a digital scale, a hypodermic syringe and a pill bottle containing methamphetamine.
If convicted, Jennifer Gorton and Corey Gorton each face a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.