Rice woman charged with possession of a controlled substance

Callie Marie Carrillo,  24, Rice, was charged July 23 in the Morrison County District Court, with one felony count each of third degree possession of a controlled substance and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance.

On July 21, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a car on fire on Highway 10. When officers arrived, two cars were seen smoking.

A deputy looked inside one of the vehicles and allegedly observed a clear plastic baggie with what appeared to be methamphetamine inside in the rear pocket of the front passenger seat. Next to the baggie was a roll of cash.

The occupants of the vehicle were asked to walk to the front of the vehicle and place their hands on the hood. The woman identified as Carrillo moved away from the deputy and allegedly placed her hands on the other side of the vehicle in front of the driver’s side wheel well. When she made furtive gestures, deputies located a baggie containing a controlled substance where she was standing.

Carrillo was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance. According to the criminal complaint, she admitted the drugs in the back of the vehicle were hers while the other occupants denied knowledge of the drugs. It was noted that Carrillo was seated in the back seat.

The cash totaled $2,097 and the drugs, which later field-tested positive for methamphetamine, weighed 5.18 grams.

If convicted, Carrillo faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.