Two people charged with possession of a controlled substance

Keith Alan Schaffer, 47, Little Falls, and Christina Lynn Litzau, 35, Little Falls, were both charged June 10, with felony fifth degree possession of a controlled substance in the Morrison County District Court.

On June 7, while looking for a suspect in a stolen property case, a Morrison County Sheriff’s deputy approached the door of a home the suspect was thought to be living in. The deputy allegedly observed Schaffer near a table which held two glass pipes with  residue on them. The pipes are commonly associated with methamphetamine use.

Schaffer was asked to step outside and the deputy asked him about the suspect in the stolen property case. Schaffer said she was not at home, but Litzau was and she was asked to come outside. Both Schaffer and Litzau allegedly appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

According to the criminal complaint, both admitted they had used methamphetamine that day.

Both Schaffer and Litzau were arrested for a controlled substance crime.

When a search warrant was received, officers located a scale, three baggies of suspected marijuana, a pill bottle with unidentified blue pills, a white crystal-like substance, a pouch with several baggies of marijuana and Zigzag papers. Also located was surveillance  equipment, a bong and a glass pipe which field-tested positive for methamphetamine, one gram of methamphetamine, and a mirror and miscellaneous paraphernalia which field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

In a June 9 statement from Litzau, she allegedly said she spent the night at the residence and admitted the pouch belonged to her. She said she saw methamphetamine on the counter, but had no idea who it belonged to. While she said she was under the influence of methamphetamine when first asked, she claimed to have smoked marijuana only.

Schaffer allegedly said he did not want to speak to the officers because he had smoked methamphetamine and did not want to get himself in any trouble.

If convicted, both Schaffer and Litzau face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine