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Dark window tint leads to felony drug charge

Matthew Paul Hoffman, 25, of 1612 Adams St. N.E., Apartment 1, Minneapolis has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime -- possession.

According to court records:

He was pulled over at 4 p.m. on July 22 by a trooper on Highway 59 who observed apparently illegal window tint on the Chevy Tahoe he was driving. (He was later cited for 18 percent window tint).

The trooper observed his eyes were bloodshot, there was a Visine bottle on the center console and air fresheners hanging from the emergency brake. The driver also avoided eye contact while speaking to the trooper.

A drug-sniffing dog allegedly found a bag of psilocybin mushrooms (28 grams) and two jars of marijuana (totaling 6 grams) inside the vehicle.

Hoffman allegedly admitted the mushrooms were his and said he had bought them for $150.

He appeared July 23 before District Judge Lisa Borgen, who set bail or bond at $300 and set his next court appearance for Aug. 3.

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