drugs

Three Arrested In Fargo In On-Going Investigation Into Heroin Overdoses

warrant Was served at 3414 Birdie Street North in Fargo around 10:30 Thursday morning

Joseph Kiedrowski, Billie Jo McGinnis-Kiedrowski and Gina SteynFARGO, ND — An on-going drug investigation related to recent heroin overdoses in Fargo and Otter Tail County results in three arrests. A number of departments served a warrant at 3414 Birdie Street North in Fargo around 10:30 Thursday morning. Police say 39-year-old Joseph Kiedrowski of Fargo fled the scene but was found hiding…

Fingal Man Wanted On Drug Charges Arrested In Fargo On Halloween

Michael Ott faces a number of drug related charges including possession of drugs and paraphernalia

FARGO, N.D. — A Fingal man wanted by Barnes County authorities on drug charges was arrested on Halloween in Fargo. Michael Ott faces a number of drug related charges including possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after authorities searched a home in Fingal on September 21st. Deputies also recovered some stolen items during their search. Travis Fagan of Lisbon was charged…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Free Naloxone Training

Everyone at the training got an emergency response kit with nasal spray

          FARGO, N.D. — You don’t have to be part of the fire department or ambulance to help if you see someone overdose. Fargo Cass Public Health offered a free naloxone training to the public. The class was completely full and even had a waiting list. Some people came because it relates to their work, but others…

Gov. Burgum, First Lady Host “Recovery Reinvented” Conference

The conference drew people from a wide variety of fields

FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, hosted a conference that brought together people from a variety of fields. They are all working on one common goal: recovery for addicts. One volunteer, Theresa Rassel, has been in recovery for alcoholism for 10 years. She says she knew she had to make a change when…

Traffic Stop Leads To Drugs And Lands One Woman Behind Bars

Penny Kantrud was stopped and arrested on Highway 59 north of the Grant-Otter Tail County line

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Fergus Falls woman is facing felony drug charges. 37-year-old Penny Kantrud was stopped and arrested on Highway 59 north of the Grant-Otter Tail County line. A K9 alerted the officer to the presence of drugs. A pound of meth, a half-pound of marijuana and a large amount of cash were found. The state patrol,…

Fargo Man Arrested After Marijuana Is Found During Traffic Stop In Moorhead

Police arrested 22-year-old Luke Fischer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Several containers of marijuana were seized during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Moorhead. Police arrested 22-year-old Luke Fischer of Fargo. An officer who noticed a strong marijuana odor in the vehicle found about eight pounds of pot in heat-sealed plastic bags. Court documents say the packages were stashed inside a duffle bag, back pack and Tupperware…

Andrew Sadek Wrongful Death Lawsuit Gets Trial Date

The NDSCS student was found dead while working as an undercover drug informant

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A wrongful death lawsuit is set to go to trial in July in Jamestown. Tammy and John Sadek in June 2016 sued the Richland County sheriff’s department, a deputy and the county over the 2014 death of their 20-year-old son Andrew. The NDSCS student was found dead while working as an undercover drug informant. In 2014,…

Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts Third Drug “Take Back” of the Summer

The program started in 2009

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is one of the only states in the country to have permanent take back drug locations. Every once in awhile though some places around the community will have a temporary location, including Fargo Cass Public Health. This is the third take back they’ve hosted this summer, already collecting 120 pounds of over the counter and prescription…

Pelican Motel Owner Accused of Trading Drugs For Stolen Guns

Wade Noack is accused of trading heroin and morphine for two guns

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — The owner of the Pelican Motel is accused of receiving stolen property and drug possession. 60-year-old Wade Noack is accused of trading heroin and morphine for two guns taken during a vehicle theft. The recipient of the drugs, Shawn Mosca, later overdosed on the heroin. A search warrant at the Pelican Motel turned up the…

Fargo Cass Public Health Introduces New Harm Reduction Center

The main goal of the HRC is to help individuals and the community stay as healthy as possible by reducing disease and other health issues among people who inject drugs

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is introducing the new Harm Reduction Center at 510 5th Street North. The HRC has been newly formed under the harm reduction division which consists of several programs. Veteran’s Drop-in Center, Withdrawal Management Unit, and the Good Neighbor Project Harm Reduction Center are just a few. The main goal of the HRC is…