Deanna Rose Meeshenow, 40, Minneapolis, was charged in the Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fifth degree possession and one misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
On May 12, a Minnesota State Trooper stopped a vehicle on Highway 371 with visibly dark window tint. He identified two passengers and Meeshenow.
While speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, the trooper detected an odor of marijuana. He also determined the passengers had warrants for their arrest. According to the criminal complaint Meeshenow told the trooper the two passengers had smoked marijuana.
The trooper searched the vehicle and located a backpack containing a substance that appeared to be marijuana. It was later tested and weighed in at 102 grams.
In the trunk the trooper found a luggage bag containing Meeshenow’s personal belongings and a bag containing a white crystal powder which later field tested positive for cocaine.
Meeshenow allegedly admitted the cocaine was hers and she had smoked some of it about two hours prior.
According to the criminal complaint, Meeshenow performed poorly in field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance.
If convicted, Meeshenow faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.