Bemidji man charged with felony drug possession

Virgil Lee Roy, 50, Bemidji, is facing a felony fifth degree drug possession charge in Morrison County District Court. He has also been charged with driving after his license was cancelled and giving a false name to law enforcement.

The charges stem from an April 8 incident, when a Minnesota State Patrol officer pulled Roy’s vehicle over in Motley.

According to the criminal complaint, Roy did not provide identification and gave the officer a fake name when asked.

The trooper allegedly noticed a passenger trying to hide a fanny pack and when the officer asked what was in it, the passenger partially opened it.

According to the criminal complaint, inside the pack was a digital scale.

Roy then allegedly admitted his real name and said he may have a warrant out for his arrest.

Law enforcement found that Hennepin County has a warrant out for Roy’s arrest, and that his driver’s license was revoked.

Further search of the fanny pack allegedly led to law enforcement locating less than one gram of heroin, 3.64 grams of methamphetamine, two meth pipes and other suspected drug paraphernalia.

Roy allegedly said the drugs belonged to him.

If convicted of the felony, Roy faces up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.