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Court news: Detroit Lakes man faces drug charges for heroin, meth

During a search of Martinez, the officer found a vial that Martinez said was heroin, according to court records. The substance, including the weight of the vial, weighed 8.83 grams. At the jail, he said he had ingested methamphetamine, and was brought to the emergency room where hospital staff located 3.8 grams of meth.

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DETROIT LAKES — Jacob Martinez, 27, of Detroit Lakes, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree and felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime as well as misdemeanor theft.

According to court records, on March 30, Martinez was stopped by a police officer responding to a report of shoplifters who had just left Central Market in Detroit Lakes.

Martinez told the officer he had dropped all of the items he stole. During a search of Martinez, the officer found a vial that Martinez said was heroin. The substance, including the weight of the vial, weighed 8.83 grams. At the jail, he said he had ingested methamphetamine, and was brought to the emergency room where hospital staff located 3.8 grams of meth.

On April 1, Becker County District Court Judge Gretchen Thilmony set cash bail for Martinez at $500 or bond at $5,000, with conditions of release, or $15,000 without any conditions.

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