On Oct. 26 at about 10:10 p.m., police received a report of a drug-related disturbance at an apartment at 204 LaBree Ave. N. Donovan Lee Olson Jr., 60, Thief River Falls, has been charged with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime – previous conviction. He was arrested.
Upon arriving, police encountered Olson, but an officer was unable to understand what Olson was saying. During their conversation, Olson looked at a metal tray behind him in his apartment, Apartment 4. The officer then allegedly saw three baggies on a tray – one containing suspected meth and two containing suspected marijuana. Two pills were also found.
A search warrant was soon signed and executed for the apartment. Overall, police found two small baggies with each containing a crystal of suspected meth; two small baggies with crystal substances; and a glass meth pipe. All had a presumptive positive test for meth. They also found 6.5 Tramadol pills, a Clonazepam pill, a white pill, two baggies of marijuana; and four needles.
The needles included a loaded, capped hypodermic needle on the living room floor; a hypodermic needle near a living room chair; and an empty, capped hypodermic needle in a kitchen drawer.
Another needle was found near a broken pipe and spoon.
The complaint indicated that Olson has several prior convictions for controlled substance crimes.