Little Falls woman charged with selling methamphetamine

Amanda Lynn Scherping, 23, Little Falls, was charged April 29 with one count of third degree sale of drugs by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

In December 2012, a confidential informant (CI) contacted the Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force and said methamphetamine could be purchased from Scherping. The CI was told to make arrangements for the sale.

The officer provided the CI with buy money and later observed the CI getting into a vehicle. A little while later, the CI got out of the vehicle and met with officers at a predetermined location.

The CI turned over a baggie containing a white crystal-like substance which later field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The baggie weighed 1.9 grams.

The CI allegedly said the methamphetamine was purchased directly from Scherping.

If convicted, Scherping faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.