Little Falls man charged with possession of drugs

Jason Clayton Adam Bailey, 31, Little Falls, was charged Jan. 24, with one felony count of fifth degree possession of drugs by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

According to the criminal complaint, Bailey approached the Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force Jan. 22, and said he could purchase methamphetamine from a Little Falls resident.

Bailey was told to arrange to make the purchase and then officers met with him, searched his vehicle, found nothing and gave him money to purchase the drugs.

Officers observed Bailey driving to the location of the drug buy. They watched him enter a residence and leave a short time later. He got into his car, sat for two minutes and backed out of the driveway. He met with law enforcement at a predetermined location in Little Falls.

Bailey handed the officers a small baggie containing a crystal-like substance  which appeared to be methamphetamine. When he was searched again to make sure he turned over all the drugs, the officer allegedly located a small shard of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

When asked what he was doing, Bailey allegedly said he got extra methamphetamine from the seller.

When Bailey’s vehicle was searched, the officer found two more pieces of a crystal-like substance which appeared to be methamphetamine. Bailey again said he received extra drugs from the seller. He allegedly admitted he should have turned all the drugs over to the officers.

Bailey was placed under arrest for failing to turn over all the methamphetamine to law enforcement.

Bailey had been previously convicted of fifth degree controlled substance crimes in 2002 and in 2005, both in Morrison County.

If convicted, Bailey faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine.