Headlight leads to bigger charges
A missing headlight earlier this year has led to more serious charges against a 38-year-old Farmington man.
Farmington police stopped Michael Lyle Stucky on July 6 after noticing his missing driver's-side headlight. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office the police officer noticed a smell of alcohol coming from the van Stucky was driving, but Stucky passed a field sobriety test.
While searching the van, though, police found an Ambien pill Stucky told the officer was given to him for heartburn.
If convicted on felony fifth-degree controlled substance charge Stucky could face up to five years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines.