Three charged for more than 6 grams of meth after arrests on Monday

Published 10:27 am Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Three people face felony charges after two separate drug busts uncovered 20 grams of methamphetamine on Monday morning.

Jon Faas

Jon Faas

Police arrested Joshua Faas, 27, of St. Ansgar, and Jon Faas, 25, of Austin, near Eighth Street and First Avenue Northwest after 1 a.m. According to the court complaint, the men were in a car parked the wrong way and appeared to duck and make furtive movements as an officer approached. The report added Jon exited the vehicle but was ordered back inside. Joshua then tried to exit and was also ordered back inside at gunpoint.

After searching the vehicle, police allegedly found 8.85 grams of meth in a briefcase and 0.6 grams of meth in Jon’s hat.

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Both men appeared in court Tuesday and face felony second-degree drug possession charges for more than 6 grams of meth. Jon faces an additional fifth-degree drug possession charge.

According to the court complaint, Joshua was convicted of a third-degree drug crime in October 2006 and a fifth-degree drug crime this May.

Joshua Faas

Joshua Faas

After 3 a.m., police arrested Cory Lee Cassidy, 29, of Hayfield, after they received a suspicious report in the 1000 block of 13th Avenue Northeast. According to the court complaint, police stopped a vehicle as the driver tried to pull away and then spoke to the men. After searching the men and the vehicle, police allegedly found a digital scale, a 4.5 mm BB gun, 10.45 grams of meth and a baggie with 0.16 grams of meth, a spoon and mirror with residue and a syringe. Police said the other suspect was cited for drug paraphernalia and released.

Cassidy was charged Tuesday with second-degree drug possession of more than 6 grams of meth and being a felon in possession of a firearm.