LF man convicted of possession of drugs and weapons

Clifton Aaron Goss, 25, Little Falls, was convicted Dec. 31, 2012, in Morrison County District Court with one fifth degree count of felony possession of drugs and one misdemeanor count of possessing a dangerous weapon.

On Nov. 28, 2012, a suitcase was reported left outside the Morrison County Government Center. It appeared to be lost or abandoned.

When a Morrison County deputy sheriff investigated, personal information inside the suitcase indicated it belonged to Goss.

Further investigation at the Dispatch Center indicated Goss had a felony warrant for his arrest from Stearns County. A photo of Goss matched the description of a man standing in the lobby of the Government Center.

When Goss was located, he was placed under arrest for the warrant. A pat-down search was conducted and a white pill bottle was found. Goss claimed the pills were Tylenol, but a pharmacy determined they were a generic form of Percocet, a schedule II controlled substance which cannot be possessed without a prescription.

For the felony, Goss was sentenced to 15 months in prison, stayed for five years. He spent 34 days in jail and was given 45 days credit for the time served. He was fined $135 and will have supervised probation for five years.

For the misdemeanor weapons charge, Goss spent 30 days in jail and was fined $185.