LITTLE FALLS (WJON News) - A Thursday afternoon traffic stop netted a car full of drugs and stolen property.

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The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Highway 371 North of Little Falls at about 1:30 p.m.

The driver gave the deputy a false name but was later identified as 49-year-old Damien Wade of Isle, who had an active 4th Degree Assault warrant for his arrest from Mille Lacs County.

A passenger, 21-year-old Ty’rell Stewart of Richfield, also had an active warrant for a Hennepin County traffic violation.

A search of the vehicle found:

  • over 5 ½ ounces of suspected Fentanyl,
  • a stolen handgun,
  • and $691 in cash.

Both Wade and Stewart are in the Morrison County Jail on several drug and stolen property charges.

Wade has been charged with 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, Receiving Stolen Property, and Giving a Peace Officer a False Name.

Stewart is being charged with 1st Degree Possession and Receiving Stolen Property.




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