MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 40-year-old Eagan man faces felony drug charges after authorities found nearly 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his car last month.
Along with the 47.59 grams of pot in a sandwich bag, authorities also found 21 glass pipes, a scale grinder and packaged seeds, a criminal complaint says.
Adam Michael Godes told authorities he loves “weed,” the complaint says.
Godes faces one felony count of possessing a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of having marijuana in a car and one petty misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia, according to charges filed Friday in Dakota County.
According to the criminal complaint, a loss prevention officer (LPO) of an Apple Valley department store saw Godes go into the store after sitting in his car for about 10 minutes on January 10. The LPO told police Godes smelled of marijuana and expressed concern that Godes might drive while high.
Officers responded and found Godes outside the department store. They tried to determine if Godes was high by conducting field tests. The results showed Godes had trouble multi-tasking and had trouble following an officer’s finger with his eyes.
Officers noted Godes’ eyes were bloodshot, he wore strong-smelling cologne and he was “sweating profusely” despite an outside temperature of 36 degrees.
From outside Godes’ truck, police could see a glass pipe – a device through which marijuana is commonly smoked.
Godes told police that he works hard, doesn’t drink and just smokes marijuana to calm down, the complaint said.
If convicted of the felony charge, Godes could face up to five years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.