OSAGE | A Minnesota man was arrested in rural Mitchell County for several drug charges Saturday, according to law enforcement. 

James Earl Ogden, 36 of Blooming Prairie was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, misdemeanor unlawful possession of a prescription drug and several simple misdemeanor charges.

At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a Mitchell County Sheriff's deputy stopped Ogden's 2001 Ford F-150 for speeding at Highway 218 and 400th Street.

Ogden was arrested due to his driving status being suspended in Iowa and revoked in Minnesota, court documents said. 

Ogden possessed a "large quantity of marijuana, marijuana wax, prescription pills believed to be morphine and over $5,000 in cash," Mitchell County Sheriff Gregory Beaver said in a news release. 

The deputy found a vape used for smoking marijuana wax, a container of marijuana wax, $5,033 cash, a duffel bag containing a black digital scale, 375 grams of marijuana divided between 13 vacuum-sealed packages and 10 pills identified as morphine, according to court documents. 

Ogden was booked into the Mitchell County Jail, where he is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in Mitchell County District Court May 11.

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