Bemidji man convicted of drug possession in Morrison County

John Allen Green, 34. Bemidji, was convicted June 5 in district court with one count of fifth degree possession of drugs.

On Dec. 22, 2012, a Minnesota State Patrol officer stopped a vehicle with an equipment violation. He identified the driver as Green.

Dispatch informed the trooper Green had a felony warrant out for his arrest and subsequently, he placed Green under arrest.

The officer noticed a $1 bill folded up in a small bundle on the seat nest to the driver. He unfolded the bill and saw numerous small crystal-like rocks inside.

The officer also found a $5 bill on the driver’s seat, also folded into a small square. When that was unfolded, and fund a white crystal-like powder which tested positive for methamphetamine.

In the glove compartment, the officer found colored tubes taped together. Inside the tubes was a white powder which field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Green was sentenced to 17 months in prison, stayed for 10 years, and given credit for the 115 days he spent in jail. He was fined $285. He was given 10 years of probation.