Gas station meth bust

Greg Marsten | Staff writer
Meth, marijuana and more found in car
MILLTOWN – An alert police officer in Milltown on Saturday, Aug. 17, noticed that a vehicle at a gas station matched the description of a vehicle driven by a man who was suspected of trying to elude police on Aug. 16.
The officer waited, as the driver seemed to suspect he was going to be stopped, and then the driver approached the officer and turned himself in.
The driver was identified as Derek Gustafson, 33, Milltown, who also had an active felony warrant out of Douglas County for possession of methamphetamine, with intent to distribute, as well as resisting arrest, both as a repeater. He was out on a $10,000 cash bond and was not to commit any new crimes.
A K-9 officer arrived on-scene a short time after Gustafson turned himself in, and while he was cooperative to turn himself in, he did not want the car to be searched.
That search yielded a variety of contraband, including multiple pipes for drug use, a bag of marijuana and a baggy of meth, totaling over 30 grams, along with a digital scale and other items suggesting distribution.
Charges against Gustafson were still pending at press time and he remained in custody.

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