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Forum Communications, Published August 02 2012

Detroit Lakes woman accused of stashing heroin in bra during traffic stop

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A Detroit Lakes woman is accused in Becker County District court of possessing heroin.

In addition to a felony drug possession charge, Summer Brook Nason, 21, is also facing two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated in connection with a July 24 incident on County Road 21 in Becker County.

An officer stopped a vehicle about 4:45 p.m. after observing it weaving all over the road, according to the complaint. The driver, identified as Nason, showed several signs of impairment, including water, bloodshot eyes and difficulty keeping her eyes open, authorities say.

When the officer asked to see her driver’s license, she first presented a bank transaction card before realizing her mistake and producing the license.

When Nason opened her wallet to take out the license, the officer observed the plunger of a hypodermic needle sticking out of it, the charges allege.

The officer also noted that Nason was shaking uncontrollably and was not capable of taking field sobriety tests at the scene. There were also two packets of an unknown substance that were spotted sticking out of her bra, which later tested positive as containing heroin, authorities claim.

Nason has been released on her own recognizance pending her next court appearance, an Aug. 27 omnibus hearing.