SIREN–Siren Police received a call of an erratic driver on Highway 70. The officer could allegedly smell the marijuana as soon as he pulled him over and recovered over a quarter pound of marijuana.
According to police reports, on July 6 around 2:25 p.m. a call came in to Siren PD of an erratic driver heading eastbound on Highway 70 and entering Siren. The caller told the dispatcher the “vehicle was all over the road.”
Police pulled over the vehicle on State Road 35/70 by Luverne Road. They contacted the driver Gerald J. Schumacher, 66, Pine City, Minn., and immediately could smell the odor of marijuana.
The officer asked him if there was any marijuana in the car and Schumacher said he had “four joints in his pocket.”
Schumacher then told police he had a quarter pound of marijuana in a box in the center console. The officer found the box that was sealed with tape. Inside the box there were two bags with over 158 grams of marijuana.
The vehicle search resulted in the officer finding eye drops and lighters, but no other contraband or weapons.
Schumacher was arrested for possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to jail. Two days later, the suspected marijuana field tested positive for THC.
Online court records show he posted his cash bond four days after being arrested and is scheduled back in court in September.