Christiansen charged with possession of drugs, no insurance and no license

Ryan Kenneth Christiansen, 37, Little Falls, was charged June 6, in the Morrison County District Court, with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance, one gross misdemeanor count of not carrying proof of insurance and one misdemeanor count of driving after revocation.

On June 5, a Minnesota trooper stopped a vehicle with a visibly dark tint to its windows and identified the driver as Christiansen. With his tint meter, the officer confirmed the window’s tine was out of compliance.

Checking Christiansen’s driver’s license information, the officer found his license was revoked. He also discovered Christiansen had two prior convictions for no insurance in 2012.

Christiansen allegedly admitted not having insurance on the vehicle he was currently driving.

According to the criminal complaint, when the officer noted Christiansen putting his hand in his pocket, he learned Christiansen had possession of a methamphetamine pipe. Also found in the pocket was a baggie. Both allegedly field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

If convicted, Christiansen faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine