A Lake Lillian man made his first court appearance Monday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession, receiving stolen property, possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child or vulnerable adult.
The West Central Tribune reports unconditional bail for 25-year-old Justin Paul Nelson was set at $50,000. His next appearance is Jan. 3 in Kandiyohi County District Court. Nelson also faces petty misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana.
Nelson and a juvenile, 17-year-old Steven Anthony Aguilar-Mota of St. Paul are charged in the case. Aguilar-Mota faces juvenile charges for a fifth-degree drug possession and receiving stolen property. The teen was ordered held at Prairie Lakes Youth Programs. His next appearance is Nov. 27.
Felony charges against 16- and 17-year-old juveniles are public record.