WINDOM — A Windom resident is in police custody following a charge of drug possession.
A suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the evening of Oct. 24. When officers arrived on the scene, they followed the vehicle to a gas station, where Larrissa Ramos, 52, got in the driver's seat. The officer thought he recognized the passenger as someone with an active warrant, so he approached the stopped vehicle.
While the officer was mistaken about the identity of the passenger, he could smell marijuana inside the vehicle. Ramos reportedly admitted to having a roach (the remains of a joint) inside the vehicle, so the officer initiated a search of the vehicle.
The search yielded a glass water pipe that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, two glass pipes with burnt marijuana residue, 76 grams of methamphetamine, six grams of marijuana and a glass pipe on Ramos’s person that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Ramos was arrested and charged with first-degree drug possession, a felony that carries a maximum possible sentence of 30 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine. If convicted, Ramos will receive an actual sentence based on her criminal history.
Ramos is in custody in Cottonwood County Jail on bail set at $30,000 with conditions or $60,000 without. Her initial court appearance is set for Tuesday morning.