Klassen convicted of possession of drugs

On Nov. 11, Morrison County District Courts convicted Thomas Robert Klassen, 29, Little Falls, of one felony count of fifth degree possession of drugs. Dismissed against Klassen was one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance.

On July 24, Morrison County deputies responded to a report that Klassen, who had a Department of Corrections warrant for his arrest, was at a residence in Little Falls.

Klassen was arrested and during a search in his living area, two vials which tested positive for methamphetamine were found. The officers also found about eight glass pipes commonly associated with smoking methamphetamine, four water bongs and several containers of marijuana. Also located was a mirror with a white powdery substance on it, a razor blade next to it, a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia.

Klassen was sentenced to 13 months in prison, stayed for 10 years, and 180 days in jail with 113 days credit for time already served. He was fined $135 and given 10 years of supervised probation.

Assistant County Attorney Mike Chisum said the controlled substance charges were dismissed because Klassen pleaded guilty to the other possession charge.