Crime blotter: powder blues

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On February 20th, Thomas Clayton Cadwell reported to the Dakota County Jail, in Hastings, to serve a sentence for driving after his license had been revoked. At approximately 7:30 p.m., while searching the 45-year-old Northfield resident's leather jacket, an officer allegedly discovered a plastic bag containing a white powder substance. Upon being questioned, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dakota County District Court, Cadwell admitted taking crystal meth within the previous week. He also stated that he had checked his property roughly 20 times to make sure that he wasn't bringing any illegal substances into the jail. The powder in his jacket tested positive for meth. Cadwell faces one count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, he has 10 prior criminal convictions, including four citations for driving while impaired.

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