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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Grant Johnson Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Grant Johnson

July 22, 2019 10:11 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Authorities said a Rochester man refused to comply with a deputy's orders, pushed the deputy and was later tased and arrested. 

Around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19, an Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputy was doing surveilance radar on the 3800 block of Collegeview Rd SE. According to Captain Scott Behrns, the deputy clocked a dark sedan going 72 mph in a 50 mph zone. 

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The deputy stopped the car on the 4500 block of that road. When he got to the car, the deputy said he smelled marijuana. He asked the driver to get out of the car. Capt. Behrns identified that driver as 30-year-old Grant Johnson of Rochester. 

Johnson allegedly made a comment to the deputy that the deputy would find marijuana in the car. Johnson then pulled out his cell phone to make a phone call. When the deputy told him he couldn't make a call, Johnson allegedly refused to listen to the deputy, pushed the deputy and started to back away. 

After Johnson continued to refuse to comply with orders, the deputy used a taser on him twice. After the second time, Johnson pulled the probes out and allegedly took off running. 

At that point another deputy had pulled up to help. The deputies tased Johnson again, tackled him, and arrested him. 

Capt. Behrns said deputies found four pounds of marijuana in the car. Deputies took Johnson to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. He's facing charges of 5th-degree controlled substance sales, 5th-degree controlled substance possession, obstructing the legal process, fleeing on foot and speeding. 

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