Man faces drug charges

A 19-year-old Stillwater man made an initial appearance in 10th Judicial District Court last week on drug-related charges after police officers found him trying to scale a wall at an Oak Park Heights gas station.

The man, identified in court documents at Tyler James Vanhook, was involved in a June 28 incident that started with a call from a liquor store in the 5900 block of Osgood Avenue about a customer refusing to let the cashier to check his I.D. The cashier told responding officers the man seemed nervous, left the liquor store and tried climbing the wall at the Holiday Station, court documents added.

Oak Park Heights Police officers arrived at the gas station and noticed a man enter a car. Vanhook denied drinking any alcohol when questioned by officers, but he took out a marijuana pipe with residue when asked if he had used any drugs, according to court documents.

Officers then searched Vanhook and found a plastic bag with psylocybin mushrooms. Vanhook was arrested and placed in the county jail. He agreed to speak with officers and allegedly admitted purchasing 3.5 to 3.7 grams of mushrooms earlier in the day and eating 1.5 to 1.7 grams of them before his arrest.

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