Bailey convicted of possession of methamphetamine

In the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, Jason Clayton Adam Bailey, 31, Faribault, was convicted April 15, of fifth degree felony possession of drugs.

On Jan. 22, Bailey contacted the Central Minnesota Violent Of-fenders Task Force and indicated he could purchase methamphetamine from a person in Little Falls. Bailey was told to make arrangements and officers met him at a predetermined location where he and his vehicle was searched and he was given buy money.

When the transaction was complete, Bailey handed over a small baggie containing a crystal-like substance which appeared to be the methamphetamine.

Bailey was again searched and a small chard of a crystal-like substance was found in his pocket. When asked what he was doing, Bailey said he got some extra methamphetamine from the seller.

When Bailey’s car was searched, more methamphetamine was found. He admitted he should have turned it all over instead of keeping some for himself.

He was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

Bailey was previously convicted of a controlled substance crime in 2002 and in 2005 in Morrison County.

Bailey was sentenced to 21 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility and fined $135.