Bemidji man Arrested in Possession of Meth at Traffic Stop
A Bemidji man was arrested with possession of one pound of methamphetamine in the trunk of his vehicle at a Hubbard County traffic stop last week.
Sean William Curtis, 46, faces three felony controlled substance charges in Hubbard County District Court, court documents states.
At around 1 a.m. June 8, Curtis was stopped on Highway 200 for speeding at 74 mph in a 55 mph zone, a criminal complaint said. The Hubbard County deputy who stopped the vehicle said the driver provided a false name and said he did not carry his driver’s license with him.
The deputy officer then noticed a cap for a hypodermic needle on the floor. The complaint said Curtis admitted that to having methamphetamine and a needle in the rear passenger seat, underneath the baby seat.
The K-9 located over one gram of methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle underneath the baby seat. Deputy officials also weighed one pound of meth from the trunk of the vehicle that was seized.
Curtis is charged with first degree felony sale/possession and first degree controlled substance possession, along with fifth degree controlled substance crime. He is also charged with giving a peace officer a false name, a gross misdemeanor, and also driving with a suspended license, according to court documents.
The first degree charges are punishable by a maximum 30 years and/or a $1 million fine each. The fifth degree charge is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.