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IGH Man Charged with Cocaine Possession, Three Misdemeanors

West St. Paul Police arrested Darnell Louis Frazier, 29, on a traffic stop last April.

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A 29-year-old Inver Grove Heights man arrested on a traffic stop by West St. Paul Police last April is accused of having a baggie containing cocaine in his pocket.

Darnell Louis Frazier has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, as well as three misdemeanor traffic crimes, as result of the traffic stop.

According to a Dakota County criminal complaint released last week:

Frazier was pulled over in West St. Paul on April 21 for allegedly driving after suspension. He also was wanted on a warrant from Anoka County.

The West St. Paul officer placed Frazier under arrest, then searched him. The officer allegedly found two $20 bills, one of which was folded twice, in Frazier’s front left jeans pocket and two small plastic baggies in his front right pocket. One of the bags appeared to contain a suspected controlled substance.

Frazier allegedly admitted that the bag contained cocaine he purchased for his own use and that he had no insurance on the vehicle he was driving.

The suspected controlled substance was tested by a Dakota County Drug Task Force agent and found to be 0.2 grams of cocaine.

In addition to the drug crime, Frazier was charged with driving after suspension, failure to produce proof of insurance and failure to provide vehicle insurance.

The felony is punishable by up to five years in jail and a fine of between $3,000 and $10,000. Each misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of between $300 and $1,000.

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