Elk River man convicted of felony drug possession

Devin James Guenther, 18, Elk River, was convicted July 5 in Morrison County District Court of felony fifth degree drug possession.

The charge stems from Oct. 23, 2016, when Guenther was part of an incident at a Little Falls home,  along with Sharonda Mae Little, Ricardo Medina and Evan William Anderson, where an armed altercation over a drug deal took place.

Officers arrested Guenther and Anderson at the residence.

At the Morrison County Jail, Guenther said Little had told him to conduct surveillance around the area.

Forty-one Xanax pills, a Schedule IV controlled substance were found on Guenther.

He told officers he did not have a prescription for the drug, but would not say where he got the pills.

Guenther was sentenced to 45 days in jail and was given credit for 33 days served.

He was also sentenced to five years of supervised probation and was fined $135.