Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A young man from Dodge Center, who was out on bail, is back in custody after a traffic stop in Rochester led to a large fentanyl seizure. 

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The criminal complaint says the traffic stop happened in northwest Rochester on Jan. 5. The court document was filed on Monday. 

A Rochester Police officer stopped a vehicle in the area of 41st St. and West Frontage Rd. Northwest after seeing the driver, identified as 20-year-old Isaiah Ashton Johnson, operating a vehicle with a revoked driver’s license, the court document says. 

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The complaint states the officer suspected Johnson of driving impaired and ordered him out of the vehicle to conduct field sobriety testing. Johnson failed the tests and was arrested. 

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Upon his arrest Johnson told the officer he had over 80 pills on him. A subsequent search led to the discovery of a baggie containing 135 blue M30 pills that later tested positive for fentanyl, according to the complaint. 

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Johnson was arraigned Monday on a felony first-degree drug possession charge. His bail was set at $200,000 without conditions. 

Court records say the Jan. 5 traffic stop happened while Johnson was out on $10,000 conditional bail set in a Steele County case in which he’s accused of aggravated first-degree robbery after he and a juvenile allegedly jumped and robbed a man in Owatonna in September of 2022. 

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Johnson is also facing a gross misdemeanor weapons violation charge in Mower County after Austin Police found a bullet in his vehicle when they responded to a firearms complaint in Austin this past June, the complaint in the Mower County case alleges. 

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The cases in Steele and Mower Counties against Johnson are still pending. His next appearance in the Rochester fentanyl bust case is set for later this month.

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