Bemidji man facing charges for 2 pounds marijuana, ineligible weapons

A Bemidji man is facing charges after a traffic stop last week led to the discovery of over a kilogram of marijuana.

The criminal complaint says 22-year-old Dayon Lussier’s apartment on Beltrami Ave. NW was subject to a search warrant on Dec. 30, in which officers found a number of .40 caliber bullets in a clear tote.

The traffic stop on Jan. 10 was initiated after an officer observed illegal window tint.

A subsequent search of the vehicle found three bags of marijuana, which weighed over 1,000 grams with the packaging.

A kilogram is roughly equivalent to 2.2 pounds.

Lussier’s criminal history includes convictions for first-degree burglary, aiding and abetting the theft of a motor vehicle, and first-degree aggravated robbery.

Dayon Lussier, 22. Photo from Beltrami County Jail Inmate Roster.

Lussier will make his next court appearance on Jan. 23. At his last court hearing, unconditional bail was set at $75,000.

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