Curtiss Kretsch convicted of possessing drugs

On March 31, Curtiss Donald Kretsch, 55, Little Falls, was convicted of one misdemeanor charge of unlawfully possessing prescription drugs.

A felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance was dismissed against Kretsch.

On March 12, a Little Falls Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Kretsch. When Kretsch was removing his identification, the officer noted a white substance in a baggie.

When the officer told Kretsch to hand over the baggie, Kretsch said they were pain pills for which he did not have a prescription. The two pills were later identified as acetaminophen/hydrocodone bitartrate.

Also located was another baggie containing 10 more of the same pills and a vicodin pill. Kretsch admitted he did not have a prescription for any of the drugs.

The drugs were all identified as schedule III substances which cannot be possessed without a valid prescription.

Kretsch was sentenced to 90 days in jail, stayed for one year. He was fined $135 and given one year of unsupervised probation.