Albert Lea man charged with multiple drug offenses

Published 12:27 am Friday, June 30, 2017

An Albert Lea man who was allegedly in possession of nearly 150 doses of LSD on Wednesday was charged later that day with multiple felony drug offenses.

Andrew Peter Borland, 23, is charged with one count of second-degree drug possession, one count of third-degree drug possession, three counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of misdemeanor having no proof of insurance, one count of misdemeanor driving after revocation and one count of misdemeanor driving through a barricade.

Court documents state Borland was charged after law enforcement was dispatched at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday to 640th Avenue, south of Freeborn, on a report of a vehicle driving past road-closed signs and into a ditch. Borland allegedly said he was supposed to be picking someone up at a bar in Freeborn and was driving south on Freeborn County Road 6 to pick up cigarettes.

Andrew Peter Borland

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A Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office sergeant reportedly smelled marijuana inside the opening of a drawstring bag, and inside a plastic bag green plant material was allegedly found.

Court documents state multiple controlled substances were found inside of the drawstring bag, including 2.2 grams of DMT, 13.2 grams of MDMA, 2.3 grams of mushrooms, 147 doses of LSD, 5 grams of marijuana wax, 55.2 grams of marijuana, 1 gram of a marijuana joint and CBD hemp additive.

Borland allegedly admitted the bag was his, and he reportedly did not say where he bought the drugs after initially saying they were purchased at Harmony Park.

Court documents state Borland admitted he is on probation and uses every day, except for the days he knows he will be given a urine analysis test. He allegedly admitted possessing the drugs, smoking marijuana earlier in the day and driving without a valid license.

Court documents state he has six driving after withdrawals and driving without a license violations on his record, as well as one violation for failing to provide proof of insurance.

District Court Judge Ross Leuning set conditional bail at $50,000 Thursday. Borland’s next court appearance is scheduled for next Thursday.

Second-degree drug possession carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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