Little Falls Man Arrested for Meth Possession, Giving a False Name

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September 19, 2018 04:17 PM

A Little Falls man arrested Tuesday for methamphetamine possession allegedly gave a false name to police prior to his arrest.

Daniel Gene Hoehle, 32, also had two other outstanding warrants for his arrest.


According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, around 11:30 a.m. Monday, a deputy stopped at a residence on Indian Road Northwest in Watab Township, just north of St. Cloud, to conduct an investigation.

The deputy found a vehicle in the driveway with three people inside. The person he needed to speak with was inside the vehicle, and the deputy smelled marijuana.

The driver, a 19-year-old Little Falls woman, admitted to the deputy she had been smoking marijuana and handed him a container holding remnants of the drug.

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The deputy then asked the woman and Hoehle to exit the vehicle. Hoehle initially gave the deputy his twin brother's name, according to the sheriff's office. Once the deputy learned his true identity, he also learned about the active warrants.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found "several items of drug paraphernalia," the sheriff's office said, and a small bag of methamphetamine.

Hoehle told the deputy the meth was his.

According to the sheriff's office, squad car video showed Hoehle getting out of the vehicle, dropping something next to the vehicle and kicking it underneath the vehicle.

Hoehle is being held at the Benton County Jail. The 19-year-old was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released. 


Anthony Brousseau

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