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Traffic stop results in drug charges

A driver and the passenger in her vehicle are facing drug charges after a Dakota County deputy stopped the vehicle March 10 on Ravenna Trail. He had observed that the vehicle was driving erratically.

Amanda Rae Burr, 25, of Welch, is facing charges of a controlled substance crime in the second degree (possession) and a controlled substance crime in the fifth degree. Her passenger, Dillan Drew Boydston, 31, of Decorah, Iowa, faces two charges of controlled substance crimes in the first degree (sale, 10 grams or more, prior conviction). As the deputy was talking to the driver, he noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The deputy asked Burr to exit the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle the deputy found a small pipe, various drug paraphernalia, bags of suspected marijuana and a small bag of blue pills. She was transported to the Dakota County Jail. She did not provide a statement.

Boydston was also removed from the vehicle. The deputy located a plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine in the front passenger door panel. Its approximate weight was 27 grams. While at Burr’s residence earlier in the day, he had shown her a large bag of methamphetamine and asked her to help him sell it. She declined, but agreed to drive him to a nearby casino. They were on their way there when stopped.