Scherping convicted of possession of drugs

On Feb. 19, Morrison County District Court convicted Amanda Lynn Scherping of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

On June 22, 2013, Little Falls officers responded to a report of a possible assault on Eighth Street Northwest in Little Falls.

Scherping was recognized from prior contact and since there was a warrant for her arrest, she was taken into custody.

An officer searched her purse and located multiple syringes and plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance which later field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Also found was a one-hitter pipe and a metal spoon with a white substance on it.

Scherping was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, stayed for five years, and was given 102 days of credit for time served for a 180 days jail sentence. She was fined $135 and given five years of supervised probation.