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Man faces drug possession charges

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Gavin Wayne Jensen, 37, has been charged with three counts of drug possession in the fifth degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On December 15, 2020, a Fairmont Police officer responded to a call at the Five Lakes Centre on South State Street in reference to a backpack that was discovered by management of that location. The officer met with a man who indicated that the backpack in question had been abandoned at the centre several days prior and the man had secured the propert. The man advised that he looked in the backpack and discovered controlled substances.

Another officer inventoried the backpack and discovered a small container containing 1.52 grams of meth, a glass meth pipe withe meth residue, a plastic baggie with meth, three butane torches, a digital scale, and two different kinds of pills. Both kinds of pills are Schedule II controlled substances. Also discovered in the backpack was the driver’s license of Jensen and a piece of mail addressed to Jensen.

On December 16, 2020, Jensen was arrested by the Fairmont Police Department and transported to the Martin County Jail. At the jail, an officer interviewed Jensen. Jensen confirmed that the backpack discovered at the centre was his and that he left it there approximately “a week and a half ago.” Jensen then advised the officer that he knew it contained meth and the pills.

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