Waylon Beto has fifth degree possession charge dismissed

BCA testing results pending

Waylon Douglas Beto, 24, Little Falls, had one felony count of fifth degree possession of drugs dismissed in Seventh Judicial District Court Sept. 20, after pleading not guilty March 26.

On Jan. 9, a Little Falls police officer noticed a vehicle with an equipment violation. The owner of the vehicle, Beto, was known to have a revoked driver’s license.

When the officer attempted to follow, the driver accelerated to a high rate of speed. Another officer was able to stop the vehicle and it was discovered Beto was the passenger.

The officer, while speaking with Beto, detected the smell of marijuana and noticed what appeared to be marijuana residue in the back seat.

In the center console, the officer found a small bindle with a brown substance in it, appearing to be heroin.

Beto was placed under arrest for the controlled substance violation.

The brown substance, weighing 0.6 grams, later tested positive for heroin.

Assistant Attorney Todd Kosovich said the charges were dismissed because the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s (BCA) lab could not test the sample in time for the court case.

“When the lab has the results, we will re-charge Beto,” he said.