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Jailed man charged with hiding marijuana in body cavity

A man booked into the Grand Forks County jail faces a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance as an inmate after authorities say they found nearly 2 grams of marijuana concealed in a body cavity.

Michael Armin Johnson, 32, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly driving with a suspended license and having a marijuana pipe, according to court documents.

He also has a felony charge for the possession of a controlled substance after staff found two plastic containers with 1.89 grams of marijuana in his rectum at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center, according to an affidavit for arrest.

A North Dakota Highway Patrol officer was called to check on a person sitting in the west ditch on Interstate-29 and found Johnson, who was sitting nearby, was acting strangely, according to the affidavit. A license plate check revealed Johnson's driver's license was suspended.

Johnson drove off but he was stopped shortly down the road by the same officer and admitted to having a marijuana pipe in his vehicle, the affidavit said.

Johnson could face up to a $10,000 fine and 10 years in prison for the felony charge.

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