District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 23
Sergio Ramos, 33, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony fifth-degree controlled substance charge and a gross misdemeanor charge for driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety.
Unconditional bail was set at $20,000 with conditional bail at $6,000. His next court date is Jan. 5.
According to the complaint, a Willmar Police officer was in the parking lot of the Kandi Entertainment Center around 11:55 p.m. Friday and observed a man he recognized as Ramos walk out of the establishment, get into a car and drive away. The officer verified that he was driving after cancellation and stopped the vehicle. He was arrested and during booking, a small baggie of a white crystal substance fell out of his clothing while jail attendants were taking photos of his tattoos. The substance tested positive as methamphetamine.