Police seize over 200 grams of meth from vehicle

Published 10:40 am Saturday, August 24, 2019

A man allegedly caught with 211 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle made his first appearance Friday morning in Mower County District Court.

Erik Scott Ulland, also known as Erick Scott Ulland, 31, of Austin was charged with felony first-degree drugs-possess 100 grams or more of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possess over 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving after revocation.

According to the court complaint, regional narcotics officers advised an Austin narcotics detective on Wednesday evening that a 1999 Honda Civic was heading south on Highway 218 and that the driver could be in possession of drugs. They also advised the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles in an unsafe manner, having almost caused an accident.

Erick Scott Ulland, 31

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An officer stopped the vehicle in the vicinity of 14th Street Northwest and Interstate 90. The driver, Ulland, told the officer he was on probation and did not have a valid driver’s license.

Other officers arrived on scene, including a canine that indicated there were drugs in the vehicle. Ulland told law enforcement the drugs were in the trunk. Police uncovered a bag containing 211 grams of methamphetamine from the vehicle, valued at about $3,000, according to Austin Police Capt. Todd Clennon.

They also found $354 cash and drug paraphernalia items in the vehicle. Ulland was also found to be in possession of 4.14 grams of marijuana.

Ulland told police he had picked up the drugs from “someone” and that “someone else” was supposed to pick them up from him. He denied knowing the names of the other subjects involved in the transaction.

A review of Ulland’s criminal history shows he is currently on probation for felony fourth-degree assault on a peace officer.

Ulland will appear in court again at a later date.