A St. Louis Park man has been charged with felony drug possession after police say they found more than 75 grams of marijuana, Vicodin and Percocet on him when they stopped him for a traffic violation in Burnsville.
Marcus Tyrone Hunter, 28, is charged with three felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, Burnsville police were alerted to a motorist driving “all over the road” in the area of County Road 42 and Interstate 35W at about 1:30 a.m. on July 14.
Police found the car in the parking lot of a Burnsville hotel, with the car’s headlights and taillights on and the passenger door half open. Hunter was found in the front passenger seat, with another person in the back seat.
An officer saw Hunter make a “furtive movement” with his left hand and reach behind the passenger seat.
Beneath the front passenger seat, police found a satchel holding a plastic container. Inside that container were a number of individual packages of marijuana, weighing a total of 76.27 grams, according to the complaint.
The container also held 11 Vicodin pills and 12 Percocet tablets, the complaint charges.
Hunter’s criminal record includes felony convictions for drug possession in 2006 and 2007.
Hunter remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $100,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.