Felony first degree drug charge against Burstad dismissed

The Morrison County District Court ordered a felony first degree drug possession charge against Jordan Adam Burstad, 28, Thief River Falls, be dismissed, Sept. 1.

The charge stemmed from a Jan. 21 incident, when law enforcement allegedly found drugs in his vehicle.

The charge was dismissed by the court after evidence in the car and from a pat-down search of Burstad was suppressed, court documents said.

The alleged evidence was suppressed because officers did not have reasonable suspicion that Burstad was armed and dangerous when they searched him, nor did they have probable cause to search his vehicle, according to the court’s ruling.