PIPESTONE — A Pipestone resident was arrested last week on several criminal charges.
During a March 12 traffic stop, a Pipestone County sheriff's deputy identified the driver of a vehicle as Glenn Anderson Jr., 59. The deputy noticed several signs that Anderson might have been under the influence of a controlled substance, so the deputy asked him to submit to field sobriety tests. Anderson allegedly refused and drove away from the traffic stop at a high speed.
The deputy and another office began to chase Anderson through town in their squad cars until Anderson reportedly stopped at his residence and fled on foot. Once the deputies handcuffed him, Anderson asked them to take his two dogs out of his vehicle and put them in his house. They agreed, and when they opened the door to Anderson's house, they reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. They subsequently applied for and were granted a warrant to search the home.
The following items were found in Anderson's house:
a jar containing a pipe and more than four fluid ounces of a clear liquid that field-tested positive for methamphetamine
four glass pipes containing burned residue
a cut straw with a powder substance
15 clear plastic baggies containing a white powder residue that field-tested positive for meth
two joints suspected to contain marijuana
marijuana seeds and a pipe with a burned marijuana smell
a 12-gauge shotgun
three pills later identified as Lorazepam
12 pills later identified as Diazepam
12.9 grams of green plant material
20 pipes containing burned marijuana residue
six plastic containers of marijuana shake
THC oil cartridges
an additional pipe that field-tested positive for meth
One of the deputies reviewed the footage from his dashboard camera and saw that while fleeing on foot, Anderson threw something from his hand. Returning to the scene, the deputy found a black case containing a glass pipe and a small clear plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for meth.
Law enforcement applied for and was granted a warrant to collect a sample of Anderson's blood, and Anderson complied. He was charged with first-degree drug possession and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI. The possession charge carries a maximum possible sentence of 30 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine. If convicted, Anderson will be sentenced based on criminal history.
Anderson was released from Pipestone County Jail March 15 on conditional bail at no cost. His initial court appearance is set for Tuesday afternoon.