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Court news: Detroit Lakes man faces meth possession charge

According to court records, numerous torch-style lighters were in plain view, which are commonly used to smoke narcotics. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested on an active warrant, and a search of the vehicle turned up a plastic vial containing 4.12 grams (with packaging) of field-positive meth, located between the driver’s door and seat.

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DETROIT LAKES — Justin Robert Marlen, 37, of rural Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on Feb. 10, he was pulled over by a Detroit Lakes police officer for driving with a revoked license.

Numerous torch-style lighters were in plain view, which are commonly used to smoke narcotics. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested on an active warrant, and a search of the vehicle turned up a plastic vial containing 4.12 grams (with packaging) of field-positive meth, located between the driver’s door and seat.

On May 2 a summons was issued for him to appear in court.

On June 27, cash bail for Marlen was set at zero, under standard conditions of release, or $10,000 bond with no conditions.

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A sentencing hearing is set for Aug. 2

Related Topics: BECKER COUNTY DISTRICT COURTCRIME AND COURTSPUBLIC SAFETY
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