Scherping charged with two drug felonies

Amanda Lynn Scherping, 23, Little Falls, was charged Feb. 4 with one felony count each of fifth degree possession and fifth degree sale of a controlled substance.

On Feb. 1, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Scherping was at a residence in Little Falls. A deputy responded knowing there was a warrant for her arrest.

Scherping was arrested and in her purse the deputy located 28 Tramadol pills, a schedule IV controlled substance which cannot be possessed without a valid prescription.

The deputy located 21 baggies that Scherping allegedly said were to repackage the pills for resale.

A broken pipe was also found with residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

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