Woodbury police were called about a stalking complaint at SuperAmerica and later found more than half a pound of marijuana in the car of the suspects, one of whom has a prior drug conviction.
That’s according to the criminal complaint against Justin Allen Hanson, 21, of Woodbury, who now faces a felony drug possession charge stemming from the late-February incident.
A man who was with Hanson, Jawan Demar Burt, 21, also of Woodbury, faces a felony aiding and abetting drug charge.
According to the criminal complaints:
Police on Feb. 24 were called to the Woodlane Drive SuperAmerica on a complaint about one of the female employees there being stalked.
The suspect vehicle had left, but returned again 15 minutes later.
Police made contact with two men in the car and identified them as Hanson and Burt.
Burt had an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from a firearms case in Crow Wing County. He was taken into custody and police found a one-hitter in his pocket.
As officers were speaking with the men, they noticed the smell of burnt marijuana and searched the car, in which they found:
- a glass marijuana pipe;
- a box containing two packages of the drug;
- an unopened box of cigars commonly used for smoking marijuana;
- two letters addressed to Burt’s mother;
- several plastic grocery bags; and
- a dryer sheet.
The total packaged weight of the two bags of marijuana was more than eight ounces.
Police also found a text message on Hanson’s phone reading: “I opened the pack” and “green crack and some other medical stuff.”
Hanson has a previous drug conviction in Washington County.
If convicted, Hanson faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Burt, if convicted, faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.