An Armatage resident was charged with fifth-degree possession of marijuana last week, after he was arrested when police responded to reports of drug dealing in Kingfield.
According to the criminal complaint from the Hennepin County attorney's office, a Kingfield resident called police on Oct. 15 alleging that someone inside a vehicle was dealing drugs on 44th Street between Blaisdale and Wentworth Avenues.
When police arrived, the complaint says, they found Donald Sheffield, 43, sitting in a white Chevy Suburban that nearly matched the caller's description. Sheffield told officers "I have some marijuana" and gave the officers two bags of the drug, totaling 192.5 grams.
Last Monday, Sheffield was charged with two counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. It is the least severe possession charge and carries a sentence of up to five years in prinson, or a fine of up to $10,000.
In an email to Kingfield residents, police suggested Sheffield may have been dealing drugs.
"Had it not been for the observant citizens who called 911 to report the suspicious activities, these parties may not have been arrested," police wrote in the email. "The Fifth Precinct would like to thank them and all the other residents who take the time to call 911 to report illegal activity."