Ruby Lynn Harrison, 25, Bemidji, was charged with a felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance — heroin — in Morrison County District Court after an incident which occurred on Dec. 18, 2020.

According to the official statement, on Dec. 18, 2020, a deputy from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol on Highway 10 when he observed a vehicle on the side of the road. The deputy pulled up behind the suspect vehicle to see if assistance was needed.

The female in the driver’s seat was identified as Harrison. Neither she nor a passenger in the vehicle had a valid driver’s license. The passenger allegedly told the deputy that he did not have insurance on the vehicle and would walk to Little Falls. Harrison re portedly said she would like a ride to Little Falls.

The criminal complaint said the deputy told Harrison that he would need to search her before giving her a ride. During the search, he looked inside her bag and located drug paraphernalia and some drugs, which Harrison allegedly told him was heroin. The drugs later tested positive for heroin and weighed six grams within its container.

If convicted, Harrison, who has a prior fifth-degree controlled substance crime conviction, faces a penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.

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