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Minnesota man appears in Douglas County court on felony drug charge

Daniel Scott Crocker, 56, was arrested in Alexandria on Jan. 10 with almost 60 grams of methamphetamine.

Douglas County Courthouse

ALEXANDRIA โ€” A Circle Pines, Minn., man was in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in relation to a drug charge.

Daniel Scott Crocker, 56, currently an inmate at Douglas County Jail, appeared via Zoom for an omnibus hearing after he was arrested in Alexandria on Jan. 10 with almost 60 grams of methamphetamine.

According to the statement of probable cause, Crocker was arrested in a parking lot after he agreed to come to town and sell two ounces of methamphetamine to a cooperating defendant for $1,750.

When he was searched by the police, they found a glass pipe and two baggies containing crystalline substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, the statement read. The baggies weighed 59.7 grams โ€” slightly more than 2 ounces โ€” inclusive of packaging.

Todd Lawrence Berg, who was driving the vehicle, was found to have two smaller bags containing 15.6 grams and 2.5 grams of what was found to be methamphetamine, the statement read.

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Crocker will be released from jail if he posts a cash bail in the amount of $10,000 or surety bond in the amount of $100,000, or an unconditional cash bail or surety bond in the amount of $150,000. A request to lower his bail was denied.

Crocker has been charged with felony controlled substance crime in the first degree โ€” methamphetamine sales in excess of 17 grams, and felony controlled substance crime in the first degree โ€” methamphetamine possession in excess of 50 grams.

Both charges have a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine.

His next court appearance will be for a contested omnibus hearing on Feb. 22.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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