Doust charged with possession of meth

Justin Ole Doust, 38, Little Falls, was charged Oct. 22 in Morrison County District Court with one fifth degree felony count of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of driving after revocation.

On Oct. 21, a Minnesota Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle because he believed the driver was Doust, who had felony warrants for his arrest.

Doust was confirmed as the driver.

The officer smelled marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle and Doust admitted he had been smoking marijuana.

Doust was placed under arrest for the warrants and then allegedly admitted he had a baggie in his wallet containing methamphetamine residue. According to the criminal complaint, Doust told the officer he had ingested the methamphetamine earlier that morning. He also admitted his driving privileges were revoked.

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