Little Falls man charged with possession and DWI

Darron Pedro Nicholas Colombe, 23, Little Falls, was charged June 17, with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of fourth degree DWI by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

On June 14, a Little Falls police officer was parked in Mill Park when another vehicle, driving toward him, swerved and almost struck the squad car.

Colombe was stopped and identified. The officer had received an earlier report that Colombe was driving under the influence of narcotics and he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Colombe allegedly admitted he had been smoking marijuana and that he had both marijuana and synthetic cannabis in his possession.

In Colombe’s wallet, the officer located a baggie containing a substance which field-tested positive for methamphetamine. He also found a baggie of synthetic marijuana.

Colombe was placed under arrest when he performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

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