Rockis charged with possession of a controlled substance

Brittany Lynn Rockis, 23, Fridley, was charged Dec. 23, with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor count of giving a peace officer a false name

On Dec. 21, a Little Falls police officer stopped a vehicle without proper brake lights. As he approached the vehicle, he noticed the backseat passenger was making furtive movements and was reaching toward the floor.

The officer opened her door and told her to keep her hands where he could see them.

The woman passenger identified herself, but the driver allegedly told the officer that the name the passenger gave was false. The driver said the passenger’s name was Rockis.

The area where Rockis was sitting was searched and the officer discovered a spoon with a brown substance on it. Based on the officer’s training, he believed the substance was heroin.

The substance field-tested positive for heroin.

At the jail, Rockis allegedly admitted the spoon with the heroin belonged to her.

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