Brainerd man faces 25 years for possession of methamphetamine

Ezekiel David McDermott, 31, Brainerd, was charged Dec. 21, with one felony count of second degree possession of drugs and one misdemeanor count of driving after license suspension by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

McDermott was stopped on Highway 10 in Morrison County after a sheriff’s deputy received information he was driving without a license and that a warrant from Ramsey County had been issued.

While stopped, McDermott allegedly admitted his driver’s license was suspended. He was then placed under arrest for the warrant.

In a later search of the vehicle, a baggie was allegedly found on the floorboard of the vehicle containing a white crystal-like substance which appeared to be methamphetamine.

According to the criminal complaint, another officer searched the road where McDermott had driven prior to being stopped, suspecting he had thrown some methamphetamine out of his car. The officer did locate a baggie containing approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine

If convicted, McDermott faces a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment and/or a $500,000 fine.