BEMIDJI -- A Red Lake woman was apprehended Saturday by Bemidji Police in Bemidji with more than 40 grams of methamphetamine.
Stormie Jasmine Graves, 23, appeared Monday in Beltrami County District Court facing a felony first-degree possession of methamphetamine charge. Graves was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday outside a residence on the 2300 block of Calihan Ave. NE. Bemidji Police officers were originally in the area responding to a 911 call, according to a criminal complaint.
Officers questioned occupants of a Dodge Caliber parked in the driveway at the residence about the origin of the 911 call. When a passenger rolled down the front window of the car, an odor of marijuana was detected, court documents said. Police officers noticed a plastic micro baggie on the floor, as well as a silver scale in the back between the passengers. Officers searched the interior of the vehicle as well as the four occupants. Graves was in the drivers seat of the vehicle.
During the search, a plastic baggie containing fresh marijuana and a methamphetamine pipe was seized from the center console, according to the complaint. Approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine was seized from Graves' purse as well as a methamphetamine pipe, another 5 grams of methamphetamine was found on Graves after she was arrested for meth possession.
Graves was transported to the Beltrami County Jail where correctional officers seized a baggie containing approximately 30 grams of meth which was concealed under Graves' shirt. All baggies tested positive for methamphetamine, the complaint stated. Officers noted Graves is on probation for a DUI conviction which conditions include abstaining from drugs and alcohol.
A first-degree possession of methamphetamine charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Graves is scheduled to appear Monday in Beltrami County District Court. She is being held at the Beltrami County Jail with conditional bail set at $50,000.