drugs

Medical Examiner: Singer Tom Petty Died of Accidental Opioid Overdose

The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in his system

ReutersLOS ANGELES, Calif. — An autopsy report concludes that singer and songwriter, Tom Petty, died from an accidental drug overdose. Petty, 66, had just ended a tour with his band, the Heartbreakers, when he suffered a heart attack at his home in Malibu on october 2. The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in…

One Suspect in Fergus Falls Shooting Released from Jail

He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One of the men in custody for a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls is out of jail. Derek Koch, 35, says he met his $250,000 bail after claiming he owns land in Dicky County. He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges. Authorities say Koch supplied the gun to three others in the November…

Court Documents Detail Shooting Over Drug Money In Fergus Falls

Man Hired To Get The Money From The Victim Shot Himself In The Foot

Hailey Johnson, Shaylee McCulloch, Derek KochFERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Court documents reveal a twisted tale involving guns and drugs in a shooting last Tuesday in Fergus Falls. Authorities say 35-year-old Derek Koch of Dalton, Minnesota hired David Laiz of Colorado to get $700 in drug money from the victim, who has not been named. Laiz shot the man at his…

UND Students Arrested After Drug Investigation And Bust

Officers Found 60 Pounds of Marijuana And Nearly $70,000 in Cash

GRAND FORKS, ND — Two UND students are behind bars after a lengthy drug investigation. Last Tuesday, officers served a search warrant at 1611 4th Avenue North in Grand Forks. They seized 60 pounds of marijuana, an AR15 rifle, nearly $70,000 in cash along with numerous pills and two vehicles. They arrested 21-year-old Cade Hoben and 21-year-old Mark Hildahl, both…

Cass County Middle, High Schools Starting to Carry Narcan

the drug reverses the effects of opioid overdoses

FARGO, ND —┬áCass County middle schools and high schools are making an effort to prevent opioid overdose emergencies. They’ve partnered with Fargo Cass Public Health so they can start carrying Narcan kits at their schools. As a former EMT, Central Cass School Superintendent Morgan Forness knows time is of the essence when trying to save a life. It’s also why…

Bail Set for Andover Teen Accused of Fatal Hit and Run Over Drug Deal

Two juveniles also face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder

ANDOVER, Minn. — Bail has been set at $1 million for the driver accused in the hit-and-run death of a teen in Andover, Minnesota. Loren Gafner, 19, appeared in Anoka County District Court on charges of second-degree murder and criminal vehicular homicide. Two juveniles also face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder. A criminal complaint says the three teens…

Traffic Stop on I-94 in Fargo Nets $115,000 of Marijuana

Police say it happened on Wednesday when they made a traffic stop eastbound on I-94 in Fargo

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Jakeb Ward Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Christopher Bieniek Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — A traffic violation turned into a drug arrest after police found 70 pounds of marijuana. Police say it happened on Wednesday when they made a traffic stop eastbound on I-94 in Fargo. A search of the vehicle led…

Moorhead Senior Arrested After Drug Investigation

They also seized $8,200 in cash and a vehicle

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — A multi-agency drug investigation lands a 72-year-old Moorhead man behind bars. The Lakes to River Drug Task Force searched the home of Robert Smith in south Moorhead last Friday. They found one pound of meth, marijuana edibles along with a small amount of marijuana and a variety…

Grand Forks Woman Sentenced in Flying J Murder

The investigation resulted in the indictment of 13 conspirators in connection with a meth ring in Grand Forks

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks woman has been sentenced for her role in a murder at the Flying J Truck Stop in Grand Forks. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced 32-year-old Krystal Feist to 30 years in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Feist and Modesto Torrez were charged with the March 2016…

One Hurt, Two Arrested in Drug-Fueled Drive-By Shooting in Fargo

Shots were fired at the dealer in the 1500 block of East Gateway Circle

FARGO, ND — One person was hurt and two people were arrested in a drive-by shooting involving a drug deal gone bad. Police arrested 26-year-old Oscar Kayee of West Fargo and 21-year-old Ryan Kitch, who has no permanent address, for conspiracy to commit attempted murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. Police say the men pulled a gun on a drug…