Arizona Man Loses Appeal in North Dakota $2.5 Million Drug Bust

A jury convicted Charles Ahumada of Tucson of possessing drugs and intending to distribute them

BISMARCK, ND — An Arizona man convicted in one of North Dakota’s largest heroin busts has lost an appeal. A jury convicted Charles Ahumada of Tucson of possessing drugs and intending to distribute them. Authorities say he was pulled over on I-94 near Bismarck in 2014 with over 4 pounds of heroin valued at $2.5 million hidden in the trunk….

ShareHouse Rehab Center Opens New Unit Unique to the Metro

ShareHouse adds on a recovery living center in their facility

FARGO, ND — Life after rehab can lead to uncertainty for recovering addicts. A new recovery living center may have the answers patients need. In 2015, 61 people died from drug related causes according to CDC reports. Although there are numerous rehab centers in the metro, addicts can be at risk of relapse after being released. “Lots of times they…

Grafton Couple Awarded for Turning in Suspicious Driver

Troopers found the driver was under the influence of drugs and arrested her

Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol GRAFTON, ND — A Grafton couple has been awarded for tipping off authorities about an impaired driver who had kids in the vehicle. Scott and Valerie Dalbey were presented with the Colonel’s Award for Excellence by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The Dalbeys came across a suspicious driver on I-29 on a cold day in…

Former Wells County Sheriff Released from Custody

He abruptly resigned from office last month

WELLS COUNTY, ND — The former Wells County Sheriff has been released from jail after being arrested on drug charges. Johnny Lawson, 41, was arrested Friday and released from jail on Tuesday on a promise to appear in court. Lawson is charged with conspiracy to deliver meth, bribery, providing false information to a law enforcement officer, neglect of duty by…

Drugs Found in Clothing Donation to Once Upon a Child

The drugs were divided up into dozens of little plastic bags

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Workers at a suburban Minneapolis second hand shop found more 100 grams of marijuana in some used children’s clothes. The Maplewood Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of the accidental donation to the Once Upon a Child store with an invitation to the owner to come in and claim it. The drugs were divided up into…

Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Car, Fleeing Police, Taking Cab to Fargo Hotel

They say they found his car abandoned in a nearby parking lot and brought in K9 units to help track him down

  FARGO, ND — One man is in custody after police say he led authorities on a 90-mile-per hour chase, jumped into a cab and hid out in local hotel. Nils Njus, 52,┬áis facing multiple drug and traffic and charges, including driving a stolen vehicle and felony fleeing. Police say they attempted to pull Njus over on I-94 before he…

Traffic Stop Leads to Five Arrests Near Casselton

All of the suspects were taken to the Cass County Jail

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Las Vegas Stripper Convicted in North Dakota Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced

Toelle pleaded guilty in January to being the leader of a drug-trafficking ring that involved her children and friends from 2009 to 2016

  NORTH DAKOTA — A former Las Vegas stripper who ran a drug trafficking ring that stretched from Washington to North Dakota has been sentenced. Loren Toelle was given more than 17 years in prison. The 52-year-old was also sentenced to five years of probation. Toelle pleaded guilty in January to being the leader of a drug-trafficking ring that involved…

Fight at Garfield Restaurant Ends in Drug Bust, Three Arrests

It spilled out into the parking lot and Walker was seen smashing a vehicle's windshield with a shovel before fleeing the scene

  GARFIELD, Minn. — A fight at the Fire Station Bar and Grill in Garfield, Minnesota on Monday ended in a big drug bust. Witnesses told deputies that Joseph Walker got into an argument with his girlfriend, Kaylee Anderson, at the bar. It spilled out into the parking lot and Walker was seen smashing a vehicle’s windshield with a shovel…

Six Now Charged in Shooting Death of Bloomington Teen

Police say all six suspects regularly bought drugs from the victim, 19-year-old Corey Elder

  BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — All six arrested suspects have now been charged in the shooting death of a teen in Bloomington. Tarrance Murphy, Maurice Verser, and Alec Streit are charged with murder, burglary and assault. The charges are identical to those that were passed down Monday to the first three suspects-Megan Cater, Noah Peterson and Briana Martinson, despite Verser being…