drugs

Two arrested in major drug bust on I-94 in Clay County

Police arrest 40-year-old David Keen Jr. and 25-year-old Samantha Riggles, both of Moorhead.

                      CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A traffic stop on I-94 leads to a large drug bust and two arrests. Moorhead Police say they conducted a traffic stop along with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol in Clay County. They arrested 40-year-old David Keen Jr. and 25-year-old…

Former guard pleads guilty to delivering drugs to inmate

BISMARCK, N.D. – A former North Dakota State Penitentiary guard pleaded guilty Tuesday to delivering a cellphone and methamphetamine to an inmate in return for money. Thirty-nine-year-old Matthew Taylor, of Mandan, faces the possibility of 20 years in prison on a charge of delivering drugs at a correctional facility, the most serious of the two counts against him. The North…

400 pounds of marijuana, mushrooms, pills seized from home

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Charges are pending for two men who were arrested after nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of THC vaping cartridges were seized at a Minnetonka home. Lt. Derek Schuldt, commander of the Anoka-Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force, says he suspects other people were involved in the drug operation, so the investigation is ongoing. Authorities…

21 charged with trafficking drugs in northern Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Members of a drug-trafficking organization have been charged with transporting and distributing fentanyl and heroin in northern Minnesota. Duluth police say that between June and December of 2021, traffickers brought large amounts of drugs from Illinois to midlevel dealers and consumers in Carlton and St. Louis counties. Fourteen people have been arrested and warrants have been issued…

3 People Arrested For Aggravated Robbery at Travel Mart in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Three people are in custody for an attempted aggravated robbery at Travel Mart in north Moorhead. Police arrested 28-year-old Emmanuel Reynoza, who has no permanent address, for assault and aggravated robbery; 25-year-old Kyla Belgarde of Fargo for aiding and abetting; and 33-year-old Isaac Granados of Chicago for possession of drugs. Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, the victim…

Bismarck man accused of running drug operation

BISMARCK, N.D. – Prosecutors have accused a Bismarck man of leading an illegal drug operation that trafficked thousands of oxycodone pills into Bismarck. Layne Johs is charged with four felonies, including leading a criminal organization. Authorities say Johs is the kingpin of “an ongoing drug trafficking and money laundering organization” that has a network of users, traffickers, distributors, and a…

Former officer charged with smuggling drugs into prison

BISMARCK, N.D. – A former employee of the North Dakota State Penitentiary has been accused of smuggling drugs and electronics into the prison for an inmate in exchange for money. Investigators say Matthew Taylor was working as a correctional officer last year when he received payments from a woman to deliver a cellphone, two SIM cards and a cigarette package…

$5 million reward for capture of Chinese trafficker linked to death in North Dakota

FARGO (KVRR) – The State Department is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a People’s Republic of China national who’s been linked to overdose deaths in North Dakota, Oregon, North Carolina, and New Jersey. Federal prosecutors say Jian Zhang is a key leader of the transnational criminal Zhang Drug…

Arrests made in ND drug pipeline

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Outgoing U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Drew Wrigley announces key arrests in a major drug trafficking investigation. Several members of the Michigan Reub gang are currently in custody due to a joint investigation between North Dakota and Michigan agencies. Wrigley says the operation involves tens of millions of dollars of narcotics and thus far has targeted…