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Drugs found in vehicle

A 27-old St. Paul man, Daniel Rashaum Gopie, faces two charges of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (possession) following a March 27 incident in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, a Hastings officer ran a check on vehicle in a business parking lot. It came back as stolen out of Minneapolis. The vehicle’s lone occupant, a female, was arrested.

As this was happening, a male, identified as Gopie, approached and asked what was happening as the vehicle was his. He was detained as officers searched the vehicle. They found two glass jars of suspected marijuana, a prescription bottle with nine pills and a black grinder. He told officers that he bought the car on Craigslist and paid cash for it. He said the marijuana and pills were his.

The pills were identified as Alprazolam. The suspected marijuana tested positive for marijuana with a weight of