Guajardo charged with fifth degree felony for drug possession

Andreas Michael Guajardo, 19, St. Paul, was charged in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fifth degree drug possession.

On May 12, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle on Highway 371 with dark window tint. While speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana. The trooper identified the vehicle’s two passengers and that they had warrants for their arrest. A backpack with marijuana was tested and weighed 102 grams, according to the criminal complaint.

The trunk of the vehicle also allegedly had a powder that tested positively for cocaine. The driver of the vehicle and one passenger said that the marijuana belonged to Guajardo and that he had provided the marijuana that had been smoked in the vehicle, which Guajardo denied.

If convicted, Guajardo faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.