2 charged after drugs found at the scene of crash
Published 9:27 pm Monday, February 10, 2020
Two Albert Lea residents were arrested Thursday night after crashing in a ditch in Worth County.
According to the Worth County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was dispatched to the crash right before midnight Thursday at the intersection of 510th Street west of Cardinal Avenue, southeast of Emmons.
When a deputy arrived and spoke with the occupants in the vehicle, the deputy observed a marijuana pipe lying next to the front passenger tire and then conducted a search of the vehicle.
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The deputy found cocaine, marijuana, scales, baggies, cash and other items consistent with narcotic sales, a news release stated.
The driver, identified as Imer Feliciano Torres Manzano, and passenger Carissa Tariel Possehl, both of Albert Lea, were arrested and charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute, marijuana possession with intent to distribute, failure to affix a drug tax stamp and drug paraphernalia.
Torres Manzano was also charged with no driver’s license.