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Worthington man allegedly trafficked drugs from bedroom

WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man was arrested Friday for allegedly trafficking drugs from his residence. Porter Elsing, 18, is facing felony fifth-degree drug possession (not a small amount); and possession of a small amount of marijuana -- no re...

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WORTHINGTON - A Worthington man was arrested Friday for allegedly trafficking drugs from his residence.

Porter Elsing, 18, is facing felony fifth-degree drug possession (not a small amount); and possession of a small amount of marijuana - no remuneration, a petty misdemeanor.

The charges stem from a Feb. 8 tip made to the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force of Elsing’s supposed involvement in drug trafficking from his Worthington residence.

According to the criminal complaint, during a search of Elsing’s bedroom, law enforcement allegedly discovered four Alprazolam 2-mg pills and trace amounts of marijuana. Law enforcement also allegedly discovered $102 cash in a storage compartment on Elsing’s bookshelf, a notepad with a list of individuals and the amount they owed Elsing and several other drug paraphernalia throughout his bedroom.

In a post-arrest interview, Elsing admitted to purchasing the Alprazolam pills and purchasing and selling marijuana to friends.

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If convicted of the felony-level offense, Elsing could face a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.

Nobles County Attorney Kathleen Kusz turned the case over to Jackson County Attorney Sherry Haley to prosecute the case.

Bail information was not known by press time.

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