Brainerd man arrested in Randall for felony possession
Paul Isaac Johnson, 32, Brainerd, was charged in the Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fifth degree possession of drugs.
On Aug. 12, a report of a person acting strangely at the Randall Victory Gas Station was received by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office. The caller said the person, who apparently drove to the station, was waving his arms around in the air and appeared to be under the influence of something.
The responding officer located the person, later identified as Johnson, and asked to see identification. While Johnson was searching for his identification in a backpack, the officer allegedly observed syringes. The deputy opened the backpack and found a plastic bag containing syringes and a spoon wrapped in toilet paper. There were also small plastic baggies containing a white residue, according to the criminal complaint.
Johnson was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance. The residue in the baggies field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Also found was a baggie containing marijuana, the complaint said.
If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.