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Pipestone man faces drug charges after recorded squad car conversation

WORTHINGTON -- A conversation between a Pipestone man and a juvenile female more than two months ago in a Worthington police officer's squad car contributed to an investigation that led to drug-related charges filed this week in Nobles County Dis...

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WORTHINGTON -- A conversation between a Pipestone man and a juvenile female more than two months ago in a Worthington police officer’s squad car contributed to an investigation that led to drug-related charges filed this week in Nobles County District Court.  

Tyson J. Waters, 20, has been charged with two counts of felony fifth-degree drug possession and contributing to the delinquency of a child, a gross misdemeanor. The felony-level offenses are punishable up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.

According to the criminal complaint, Waters was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by a Worthington police officer on April 29. The vehicle was searched, and a rolled-up $100 bill coated with a white, powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine was allegedly found underneath Waters’ seat.

Marijuana, 1.16 grams of cocaine, alcohol bottles and four blue tablets suspected to be LSD were also allegedly discovered in the vehicle, which had five occupants.

Waters and a juvenile female were placed in the officer’s squad car while the vehicle was searched, the complaint detailed. A review of the squad car footage depicts Water and the female juvenile conversing about acid and coke inside the vehicle and how Waters allegedly “took it all” from the vehicle. They allegedly discussed whom would take the blame, and the juvenile female was recorded on camera concealing something on her person that Waters had handed her.

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At the jail, Waters allegedly tested positive for cocaine.

His first appearance is scheduled for July 24 in Nobles County District Court.

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