Ponsford man charged with possession of meth

Harry Joseph Kettle, 24, Ponsford, was charged Oct. 2 with one county of felony first degree possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine/heroin/meth.

According to the complaint filed in Morrison County District Court, a Morrison County deputy observed a vehicle, with a cracked windshield Sept. 29. The deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the driver  as allegedly having a warrant out for his arrest from Mahnomen County.

The deputy allegedly smelled marijuana on the clothes of a backseat passenger identified as Kettle.

During a search of Kettle’s outer clothing, the deputy allegedly felt a hard object in a pocket that felt like small rocks. The substance later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

If found guilty, Kettle faces a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment and/or a $1 million fine.