St. Joseph man convicted of fifth degree drug possession

Kraig Steven Olson, 49, St. Joseph, was convicted, Aug. 30, in Morrison County District Court, of felony fifth degree drug possession.

The charges stem from a May 26, 2016 incident,   when a State Patrol trooper pulled a vehicle over for driving with one headlight out.

The trooper noticed the smell of marijuana in the vehicle and Olson admitted he had some.

When Olson exited the vehicle, the trooper noticed a hypodermic needle and bent metal spoon on the floor of the car.

Olson said he had used heroin that night and fresh needle tracks were visible on

Olson’s elbow.

Olson said he had a few more needles as the trooper searched the car. A woman in the car handed the trooper a glasses case she said Olson handed to her. Olson confirmed this as well as that it was methamphetamine in the case.

Olson was sentenced to 90 days in jail and was given credit for 90 days.

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