Mackissock convicted of heroin possession and DWI

On March 26, Matthew John Mackissock, 20, Little Falls, was convicted of one felony count each of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and fourth degree DWI in the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County.

On Aug. 1, 2013, a Little Falls police officer saw a vehicle with expired license plates and a cracked windshield. The officer stopped the vehicle and the driver, Mackissock, was notably shaking and appeared to be out of control. He admitted to the officer he had recently smoked heroin and was also under the influence of marijuana.

Field sobriety tests were performed and Mackissock failed or performed poorly. A preliminary breath test came back at 0.00.

Mackissock was placed under arrest for suspected DWI. A syringe of heroin was located in the center console of the vehicle.

For the fifth degree possession crime, Mackissock was sentenced to 26 days in jail with credit for the 26 days time served. He was fined $135 and given five years of supervised probation. He received a stay of imposition which means his sentencing will be deemed a misdemeanor if he completes the full term of his probation with no violations.

For the DWI, Mackissock was sentenced to 90 days in jail, stayed for 60 days and given credit for the 26 days already served. He was fined $50 and given supervised probation for two years.

Dismissed against Mackissock was one third degree felony count of possessing a controlled substance.