Naytahwaush woman convicted of drug possession

Catarina Marie Gordon, 23, Naytahwaush, was convicted May 10 of felony fifth degree drug possession in Morrison County District Court.

The charge stems from a Feb. 19, 2016 incident, when law enforcement on routine patrol in Motley observed a vehicle without functioning taillights and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was identified as Gordon.

While speaking with Gordon, the officer noted a strong odor of marijuana. One of the passengers allegedly admitted he had smoked marijuana in the vehicle earlier that day.

The officer then conducted a search of the vehicle and found a used syringe and a spoon containing a burnt residue.

Gordon admitted that the items belonged to her and that she had used them to shoot up heroin.

The spoon and syringe later field-tested positive for heroin.

Gordon’s criminal history shows a previous conviction for fifth-degree drug possession in 2014.

Gordon was sentenced to 60 days on house arrest and was given credit for three days served.

She was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation and was fined $385.