Little Falls man charged with possession of heroin

Travis James Scherping, 19, Little Falls, was charged June 19, with felony fifth degree possession of a controlled substance; misdemeanor possession of synthetic cannabis and driving after revocation by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

On June 18, an officer of the Little Falls Police Department received information that Scherping and a juvenile were transporting heroin and synthetic marijuana (K2) from the Twin Cities to Morrison County.

The officer observed the suspect’s vehicle on Highway 10 and as he followed it, he allegedly saw the occupants throw an item from the window. He stopped the vehicle.

Consent was given to search the vehicle and the officer allegedly found a baggie and two vials containing a green, leafy substance in the console, all appearing to be K2. He found baggies containing what appeared to be heroin and pen tubes which are commonly used to ingest heroin. They later field-tested positive for the controlled substance.

The officer also located six packages, each weighing three grams, of exotic potpourri platinum blend gorilla dro, a synthetic marijuana. The total weight of the K2 came to 52.8 grams.

Scherping’s driving record showed his privileges had been revoked due to past DWI arrests.

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