drugs

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Locations in the Red River Valley

Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Office

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. This Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs. Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead…

Accused Oil Patch Drug Dealer Reaches Plea Agreement

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years

  BISMARCK, ND — A man accused of dealing large quantities of drugs in the oil patch has reached a plea agreement. The deal calls for 55-year-old Zachary Smith, known as “Old School”, to plead guilty to two counts, including a conspiracy charge. Authorities say Smith was part of an operation that in 2015 and 2016 moved meth and heroin…

North Dakota Authorities Make Nearly 90 Arrests During Sober Campaign

Officers made 88 DUI arrests during the campaign from March 1 to 31

NORTH DAKOTA — More than 20 percent of the citations issued during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign were alcohol and drug-related. A total of 867 citations were issued in North Dakota. Officers made 88 DUI arrests during the campaign from March 1 to 31. There were another 23 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as…

Fargo’s Methadone Clinic Expected to be Open in Two Weeks

Community Medical Services Will be the third opoiod treatment center in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. — The American Society of Addiction Medicine reported more than 20,000 deaths were caused by opioid abuse nationwide in 2016. “What they usually say is I can’t do this anymore,” said Mark Schaefer, who is the Regional Manager with Community Medical Services. “I just want to die, I want this to stop, I can’t do it.” Drug addicts may…

Two Arrested in Stutsman County for Butane Hash Oil

The deputy said he could smell marijuana and found the BHO oil along with $5500 in cash and prescription drugs

  STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — Two people were arrested over the weekend in Stutsman County after they were found with large quantities of Butane Hash Oil. Adam McCarter, 35, and 31-year-old Sarah Birkholz were pulled over on April 1 for an equipment violation. The deputy said he could smell marijuana and found the BHO oil along with $5500 in cash…

Five Arrested in Drug Raid in Casselton

The arrests were the result of a lengthy narcotics investigation involving the Cass County Sheriff's Office and a number of other agencies

Douglas Blumer Douglas Blumer, 36 Nathan Duval Nathan Duval, 29 Phillip Pluskhat Phillip Pluskhat, 28 Brian Pluskhat Sr Brian Pluskhat Sr., 51 Rebeckah West Rebeckah West, 49 CASSELTON, N.D. — Five people were arrested in a drug raid on four separate locations in Casselton. Douglas Blumer, 36, and 29-year-old Nathan Duval face drug charges. Phillip Pluskhat, 28, 51-year-old Brian Pluskhat, Sr….

Three Teams, 500+ Pills, One Snapchat Deception Leads to Six Arrests in Joint ND-MN Drug Bust

Authorities say they tracked more than 500 blue pills stamped with the label "A 215" between the five people, along with 40 grams of marijuana wax, over four pounds of marijuana and a SKS rifle

FENTANYL OXY GF Benjamin Gottberg Benjamin Gottberg, 19, East Grand Forks GF Cody Stengl Cody Stengl, 19, East Grand Forks GF Joel Ryan Joel Ryan, 22, East Grand Forks GF Leah Anne Sourdif Leah Sourdif, 20, Grand Forks GF Robert Powell Robert Powell, 20, East Grand Forks POLK COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities in North Dakota and Minnesota have arrested six people…

Grand Forks Police Say Fentanyl Laced Oxy Hitting the Streets

The narcotics task force just seized hundreds of these blue pills in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks have issued a warning about a dangerous drug that is circulating in the region. The narcotics task force just seized hundreds of these blue pills in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The markings on the pills are consistent with oxycodone pills, however, these pills are believed to be laced with…

Four Males Arrested in Alleged Robbery in Casselton

They say the alleged victim and the suspects knew each other

  CASSELTON, N.D. — An alleged robbery in progress just after midnight in Casselton turned out to be an incident involving drugs. Cass County deputies arrested three adults and one juvenile on drug charges. They say the alleged victim and the suspects knew each other. Arrested were 23-year-old Trevin Tate of Mayville, 20-year-old Jacob Devine of Grand Forks and 18-year-old…

Cass County Deputy Allegedly Finds Explosive Device During Traffic Stop

During the investigation they found an improvised explosive device, drugs and drug paraphernalia

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Cass County Sheriff’s deputy finds an explosive device in a Fargo man’s vehicle. The deputy stopped 52-year-old Shaun Duciaume just outside of Harwood on Wednesday afternoon for speeding. During the investigation they found an improvised explosive device, drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly found these explosives in the car during a…