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Deputy allegedly had to stop man from eating baggie of meth

David Alan Quashnick, 39, of 55566 Highway 34, Osage, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, possession.

On Monday a deputy on patrol on County Road 125 saw him driving a tan Chevy Blazer. The deputy recognized him and the vehicle and knew his license had been revoked, according to court records,

After the officer pulled him over, he allegedly had to stop Quashnick from eating a baggie containing a white substance.

The deputy grabbed his wrist to stop him and the bag ripped and fell to the ground. The bag contents were later determined to be methamphetamines. The bag and its contents weighed 1.25 grams, according to court records.

Quashnick allegedly admitted he bought the meth for $50 for personal consumption.

The deputy allegedly found a knife with a 10-inch blade and a .410 shotgun in the Blazer.

Quashnick appeared Wednesday before District Judge Peter Irvine, who released him without bail, under a number of conditions, including that he submit to random drug testing.

His next appearance is May 19.