Heroin found in flashlight, Minnesota man pleads guilty
DETROIT LAKES—A Minnesota man is pleading guilty to 3rd degree felony drug possession, after police found heroin stuffed in a flashlight.
Brian Lee Sargent of Naytahwaush was arrested on August 28th after a Detroit Lakes police officer ran a license plate, because the tabs appeared to be peeled off of a different car.
The car turned out to be stolen.
The officer pulled over the vehicle and noticed the four people in the car were acting strangely.
After a search of the car, the officer found 8 grams of heroin in the glove box, and 7.5 ounces in a flashlight under Sargent's seat.
"They want to conceal their drugs from our view, obviously, so they aren't caught or stolen from other users. It's pretty common all the time for narcotics to be hidden," said Steve Todd, DL Police Chief.
Sargent's bail is $30,000 without conditions and $20,000 with conditions.