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DL man faces felony charge for marijuana

Christopher James Beckman, 21, of 815 ½ Washington Ave., No. 203, Detroit Lakes, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, possession.

On Sept 7, a trooper was dispatched on a report of a vehicle driving erratically. Beckman's vehicle allegedly matched the description and was pulled over as he left a residence on Summit Avenue in Detroit Lakes.

Allegedly, The trooper smelled a strong odor of burned marijuana in the vehicle, and Beckman admitted having smoked a marijuana cigarette.

The trooper found 111 grams of loose marijuana in Beckman's possession. He had allegedly just purchased 4 ounces of marijuana for $400. He refused to name the person who sold it to him.

District Judge Joe Evans on Wednesday issued a summons for him to appear in court Nov. 17.