ST. CLOUD -- A traffic stop for erratic driving ended up becoming a large drug bust.

A complaint filed in Stearns County District Court alleges 46-year-old Gregory Britton of Rockford had nearly 254 grams of methamphetamine in his car, plastic baggies, a scale, and more than $1600 in cash.

According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement tried to make a traffic stop near Clearwater on Tuesday. The driver was speeding, crossing over both the fog line and the center line of County Road 75.

The officer tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver continued on, at one point, driving through a stop sign. Court records show Britton then stopped the car, exited, and yelled that he was going to jail.

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Authorities identified the driver as Britton. They say he smelled like marijuana and a search of the vehicle turned up the drugs and paraphernalia inside a lunchbox.

Britton now faces one count of 1st-degree sale of 17 grams or more of cocaine or meth within a 90-day period.

 

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