New Ulm man hides drugs in mouth 05 Sep 18

A New Ulm man reportedly tried hiding drugs in his mouth during an arrest in July and is now facing drug possession and introducing contraband into jail charges. According to the criminal complaint, New Ulm police arrived at a residence believed to have been associated with 40-year-old Quinton Brooks who had a warrant out for his arrest. When the officer entered he was led to a room where Brooks was and the door was blocked by a chair, Brooks yelled that he was changing clothes. The officer watched Brooks put his shoes on, while doing so; Brooks dropped a baggie of what appeared to be marijuana. Brooks was then arrested and transported to Brown County Jail where a search was conducted. Brooks was advised to open his mouth; he did so but moved his tongue making it impossible to see inside. The Police then noticed he had two baggies in his mouth. Police advised Brooks to spit it out, and he then tried to swallow the substances.  Police struggled trying to stop Brooks, and it wasn’t until they told him that bringing contraband into a jail would be an additional charge that he dropped the baggies. The contents tested positive as marijuana and methamphetamine. Brooks faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine for the drug charges and 1 year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine for the introducing contraband charges.