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Gas stop leads to drug charges in Farmington

A driver who caught the eye of a Farmington police officer while stopped at a north Farmington gas station has been charged with drug possession and driving with a revoked license.

The officer noticed Travis Aaron Monahan, 28, of Eagan, parked in front of a gas station while fueling his car. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office, a license check showed the vehicle Monahan was driving had been stopped six times since November of 2011, and that Monahan's license had been revoked.

The officer followed Monahan as he left the station and watched as he failed to yield at a nearby intersection, nearly causing an accident.

After making a traffic stop, police found Oxycodone in Monahan's pocket and a digital scale and $2,000 in cash in the car.

If convicted on the felony drug possession charge Monahan could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $10,000. The driving after revocation charge has a maximum sentence of 90 days and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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