CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man who pleaded guilty to hitting a cyclist with his car while high on drugs and is facing underage prostitution charges in Minnesota is accused of additional drug offenses after a traffic stop Friday.

Nicholas Dustin Horst, 37, was pulled over and arrested by Clear Lake police for driving while revoked about 8 p.m. in the 900 block of North 13th Street.

According to court documents, Horst admitted to having “amphetamine in his coat pocket.” Police allegedly found a clear plastic bag containing meth in the pocket. 

Horst is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

He posted a $1,000 bond. No court date has been set.

Horst is also charged with prostitution — hire or agree to hire a 16- or 17-year-old — in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Police say he agreed to provide "glass," or meth, in exchange for sexual activities with a person under 18, court documents said. 

He has a March 20 jury trial set for possession of a controlled substance, first offense. Police say they arrested him Dec. 7 for driving while revoked, and a consent search of his person turned up two baggies containing meth residue. 

Horst in March pleaded guilty to hitting a bicyclist with his car on Main Avenue in September 2016. Police said he was high on drugs when the crash occurred. 

He was sentenced to up to five years in prison but has filed an appeal in the case. 

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.

 

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