Wilmont man faces drug possession, sale charges
WORTHINGTON -- A Wilmont man arrested Thursday faces drug-related criminal charges after more than 5 pounds of packaged marijuana and $8,000 cash were allegedly found in his vehicle.
WORTHINGTON - A Wilmont man arrested Thursday faces drug-related criminal charges after more than 5 pounds of packaged marijuana and $8,000 cash were allegedly found in his vehicle.
Kaine Hanson, 21, has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession and fifth-degree drug sale, both felonies, in Nobles County District Court. Each offense is punishable up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.
The charges stem from a July 19 traffic stop by a Worthington police sergeant. Upon contact with Hanson, the sergeant allegedly observed several garbage bags and pieces of luggage in the backseat of the car, along with a $100 bill on the outside. He also smelled a strong odor, which he believed to be marijuana, the criminal complaint states.
During a full vehicle search, agents with the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force allegedly discovered 10 vacuum-sealed packages of a green plant, suspected to be marijuana. The total of the substance weighed 5.96 pounds, with packaging. BRDTF agents also discovered 24 cardboard packages of Ziploc vacuum sealer brand bags, used latex gloves, several humidity control packets, 60 empty plastic bags that appeared to be packages from marijuana dispensaries and $8,855 cash.
Hanson’s unconditional bail was set at $1,500 and his unconditional bail at $10,000. His initial appearance is scheduled for July 31 in Nobles County District Court.