Judge: Minnesota Drug Seizure was Illegal; Charges Dismissed

The judge ruled that the Trooper lacked reasonable grounds to expand the traffic stop into a search of the vehicle.

MINNEAPOLIS–A judge says the police seizure of more than $4 million in marijuana and other contraband from two Montana men who were driving through Minnesota was illegal. District Judge Timothy Churchwell on Tuesday dismissed charges of controlled substance sales filed against 31-year-old Michael Desroches, of Missoula, Montana, and 24-year-old Alexander Gordon, of Helena, Montana. They were pulled over last March…

Five Arrested After Robbery at Moorhead Apartment

The suspects robbed the apartment with intent to steal controlled substances.

1/5 Tavian Streed Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Audra Bar Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Mason Reed Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Pierre Hall Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Ethan Erickson Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn.–Five people were arrested after a forced entry robbery in Moorhead on Sunday. The Moorhead Police Department received a report of people forcing their…

Officers Specially Trained to Detect Drugged Drivers

Tarek Chase says law enforcement officers statewide have noticed an increase in drug-impaired driving.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ As law enforcement agencies across North Dakota begin a concentrated effort to catch impaired drivers, some 60 law enforcement officers will be using their specially-trained skills to detect motorists who are high on drugs. About 20 agencies across the state employ officers who have taken the rigorous, internationally utilized program that helps law enforcement identify drivers…

WE Fest By The Numbers: DWI’s Up, Crashes Way Down

Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Arrests during the annual WE Fest near Detroit Lakes are common, but no crashes are unusual. Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes. Troopers did stop more than 1,400 vehicles and made 24 DWI arrests. That is up sharply from 11 arrests during last summer’s festival….

New Minnesota Laws Going Into Effect July 1st

they range from the opioid epidemic to spousal rape law changes and the creation of a missing and murdered indigenous women task force

MINNESOTA — Along with a $48 billion budget, a new set of laws will take effect in Minnesota on July 1st. Twenty–one million dollars a year. That’s how much drug manufacturers will be required to pay the state starting next Monday. “There isn’t a stream of funding for prevention efforts in general, opioids in particular,” said Rory Beil, with Clay…

Hemp Farmer Charged With Selling Drugs

The level for commercial hemp cannot exceed 0.3 percent.

PRESTON, Minn. (AP) _ A Minnesota hemp farmer is facing charges after authorities claimed his products had more than the legal limit of the compound that makes users high. Court documents say products from Luis Hummel’s 5th Sun Gardens hemp farm in Lanesboro were sent to a lab for tests and found to have THC levels above 3 percent. The…

Fargo Police Issue Dangerous Drug Warning

Any time someone puts an illegal substance into their body, they don’t know exactly what is in it.

Courtesy of Fargo Police DepartmentFARGO, N.D. (June 12, 2019) The Fargo Police Department would like to remind the public of the dangers of using illegal drugs as well as the use of prescription medications outside the prescribed methods. Recently, there have been stories regarding overdoses occurring over a short period of time. This is often attributed to a “bad batch”…

Fargo Police Warn About Possible Tainted Marijuana in the Area

The marijuana has been sent to the State Crime Lab in Bismarck to be analyzed.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo police are warning about a new illegal drug threat…possibly contaminated marijuana sold in Fargo that sent two people to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo this past weekend with serious reactions. One victim was reported to be in a coma. Another victim is cooperating with narcotic’s investigators as they track down the source of the drug….

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Removing Minimum Sentences For Certain Drug-Related Offenses

It's the first bill he has signed of the 2019 Legislative Session

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the first bill of the 2019 legislative session. The bill removes mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug-related offenses. It removes the mandatory minimum sentencing requirement for repeat offenses for manufacturing or delivering controlled substances, or possession with intent to manufacturer or deliver. The bill does not change the class of conviction. It takes…