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Moorhead man in court on drug charge

A Moorhead man made his first appearance July 6 in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge.

Tyler Meyers Hughes, 22, of 618 15th St. N., Moorhead, is also facing two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated in connection with a July 4 incident on West Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer observed a Jeep traveling east on West Lake Drive at around 7:30 p.m. that accelerated rapidly as it approached a crosswalk, causing some pedestrians to have to stop to avoid the vehicle.

After the officer stopped the vehicle, he noticed that the driver showed multiple signs of intoxication, and after he was brought to the jail, an Intoxilyzer test showed his blood alcohol level to be at .19.

After Hughes' vehicle was impounded, a search of its interior yielded small amounts of both marijuana and cocaine.

Hughes is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail pending his next court appearance, which is set for Monday at a Rule 8 hearing. His bail has been set at $500 with conditions, or $5,000 without conditions.