Trenton Michael Hinrichs, 29, Bloomington, and Nea Marie Keezer, 36, Waubun, are each facing a felony fifth degree drug possession charge.

Keezer is also facing a gross misdemeanor charge for allegedly giving a false name to a police officer.

The charges stem from a June 29 incident, when a Minnesota State Patrol trooper followed a vehicle with an equipment violation into the parking lot of a business in Motley.

The driver was identified as Hinrichs, while a passenger later identified as Keezer allegedly gave a false name to the trooper.

When the trooper pulled up the name the passenger gave, the driver’s license photo allegedly did not match Keezer’s appearance.

While speaking to the two, the trooper allegedly noticed signs of drug use.

The trooper had Hinrichs step out of the vehicle, and he allegedly said he did not know the passenger well and that they had met a week ago.

When the trooper spoke with Keezer, she allegedly said who she was and it was learned she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper allegedly found two bags of what was believed to be methamphetamine.

Both Keezer and Hinrichs allegedly said the bags were not theirs and that the suspected drugs were fake.

The two were arrested and taken to the Morrison County Jail, where Keezer allegedly said they found the bags in the car, but denied it was actually meth.

The substances were sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for testing.

If convicted of the felony charges, Keezer and Hinrichs could each face up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

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