Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Charges brought against a Rochester man Monday accuse him of having fentanyl in his system and other drugs in a vehicle he crashed in northwest Rochester nearly a year ago.

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25-year-old Abdirisak Affey is charged with felony drug possession, two counts of DWI, careless driving and misdemeanor drug possession. The criminal complaint says Affey appeared to be confused after striking a parked vehicle around midnight on August 8, 2021.

Abdirisak Aden Affey/photo from Olmsted County Sheriff
Abdirisak Aden Affey/photo from Olmsted County Sheriff
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Officers conducted field sobriety tests and observed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle uncovered a baggie containing 77 suspected oxycodone pills and a baggie with over 31 grams of suspected marijuana, the complaint says.

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Police also reported finding a small bag of marijuana in Affey’s waistband. Citing the odor of marijuana and Affey’s performance in the field sobriety tests, officers arrested Affey for suspected DWI and obtained a warrant for a blood draw. The results came in April and revealed the presence of fentanyl and norfentanyl in Affey's blood.

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Court records show Affey was convicted of 4th degree DWI in 2016 and 3rd-degree DWI in 2017. He’s due for his first court appearance on September 1.

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