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Perham man gets jail for drug charge

A Perham man has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge, as well as a related misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated-test refusal.

Lucas Lee Harrison, 20, of 210 2nd Ave. N., Perham, was given a stayed prison sentence on the felony charge, on conditions including completion of up to five years of supervised probation and 30 days in jail, as well as payment of $660 in court fines and fees.

On the misdemeanor charge, he was given a 180-day jail sentence, with 150 days stayed on conditions including completion of up to six years’ probation. Another misdemeanor DWI charge was dismissed at sentencing.

Harrison was originally accused in connection with an Oct. 5, 2012 incident in Callaway. An officer pulled him over for speeding and observed that he appeared to be fidgeting and repeating himself verbally. The officer also observed a glass pipe inside the vehicle, of the type typically used for smoking methamphetamine.

A subsequent search revealed a plastic bag containing a substance that later tested positive as meth. According to the complaint,  he refused to supply a urine sample at the jail after his arrest.