Scherping charged with possession of methamphetamine

Amanda Lynn Scherping, 23, Little Falls, was charged June 24, with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

The Morrison County Dispatch received a report of an assault occurring in Little Falls June 22. Officers made contact with several individuals including Scherping.

Knowing Scherping had a warrant out for her arrest, she was taken into custody. During a search of her purse, multiple syringes and plastic baggies were allegedly found. Those baggies contained a white powdery substance that later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

The criminal complaint said a pipe and metal spoon with a white substance on it were both found on Scherping’s person.

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