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Woman in court on meth possession charge

A Naytahwaush woman will appear Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge.

Mariah Renee Tibbetts, 22, whose address is listed as P.O. Box 36, Naytahwaush, is also facing a related misdemeanor charge of giving false information to an officer in connection with the March 22 incident.

According to the criminal complaint, Tibbetts was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was involved in an accident on County Highway 32 in rural Becker County. She allegedly identified herself as “Marian Leanne Tibbetts,” then after her true identity was discovered, said she had panicked because she didn’t want to go to jail; Tibbetts had an active warrant for her arrest from Mahnomen County.

After her arrest, a search of her purse at the jail revealed a plastic baggie with a rock substance inside that tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.