Two men are facing several charges after Mankato Police say they tried to pay a tow truck driver with marijuana instead of cash.
The driver called police after he was dispatched by an insurance company to the Cherry Street Ramp to deliver $10 worth of gas to 22-year-old Gak Chamdak of Faribault and 19-year-old Paul Jal of Mankato. When he arrived, the driver says nobody has the money to pay for the fuel and the men offered to pay in pot instead.
The criminal complaint states that two baggies of weed and a set of brass knuckles were found in Chamdak’s pants pockets during a search, and a digital scale and ziplock bags were found in Jal’s jacket.
Investigators say there were two open beers in the vehicle’s cupholders, another bag of ganja was discovered as well.
Chamdak is charged with two counts of marijuana sales, a drug possession charge, and possession of brass knuckles. He was previously convicted of drug possession early this year.
Jal is facing charges that include two counts of marijuana sales, a drug possession charge, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has two active warrants on charges of obstruction of legal process, disorderly conduct, and theft.