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Using an app to sell LSD trips up Faribault men | News

An advertisement for hallucinogenic drugs on an instant messaging app caught the eye of a Faribault detective. Now the man allegedly selling the drugs and a friend face felony drug charges.

According to a criminal complaint filed Sept. 8, a Faribault detective noticed Dylan James Knott, 20, offering LSD, a hallucinogenic drug, for sale on the app Snapchat Sept. 6. The detective friended Knott, who was reportedly offering to sell Xanax, a liquid opiate used in cough syrup and LSD via videos posted on the app.

After seeing the videos, the detective allegedly arranged the purchase of 100 hits of LSD for $400. The detective then contacted agents with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force who set up the undercover buy with Knott.

The agent reportedly met Knott and a man driving an SUV Knott was riding in at a local parking lot. The driver was later identified as Stewart Philip Marcotte, 20. The agent reportedly took the baggie with a folded piece of foil inside from Knott, confirmed it was the 100 hits requested and gave Knott $400.

“The (agent) asked if it was good stuff and Knott responded by saying yeah, they were having good luck with it,” according to the complaint.

The agent then asked Knott if he could get more of the drug. Knott allegedly said they could. Knott and Marcotte drove off from the area and the agent gave the “bust signal.”

When officers pulled the SUV over, both men were still inside and arrested for selling LSD. The $400 given to Knott for the drugs was reportedly found inside his wallet.

Once at the police department, officers discovered 26 hits of LSD inside the bag, not the 100 Knott agreed to sell.

Knott faces two felonies: one count of second-degree sale of LSD and one count of third-degree sale of LSD. Marcotte has been charged with one…

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