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Woman Pleads Guilty To Running Upper Midwest Drug Enterprise From Mexico

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A St. Cloud woman pleads guilty in Fargo to leading a dangerous drug distribution enterprise from Mexico. 30-year-old Macalla Knott¬†pled guilty to¬†Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, Money Laundering Conspiracy and Continuing Criminal Enterprise. She admitted to supervising, managing, and leading more than five people in the enterprise while living in Mexico since March 2020. Prosecutors say…

Father, stepmother face drug charges after 2-year-old boy comes into contact with fentanyl

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — An East Grand Forks father and stepmother of a 2-year-old boy are arrested and charged after the child came into contact with fentanyl. 25-year-old Taylor Paul and 24-year-old Samantha Jacquemart are arrested and charged with felony child endangerment. Court documents say police responded to a report of a child who was choking. They came…

West Fargo Woman Found Unconscious Behind Wheel of Running Vehicle in Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — A West Fargo woman is in jail in Rochester after police found her slumped over in her car with drugs on her lap. Police say 22-year-old McKenna Spiekermeier was unconscious in a hotel parking lot and they spotted drugs in the running car. Spiekermeier tried to hide 88 fentanyl pills in her sweatshirt when she woke….

Olivia man pleads guilty in fentanyl death of mother of 10

OLIVIA, Minn. (KFGO/KVRR) — A man from Olivia in west-central Minnesota pleads guilty to third-degree murder for selling pills to a woman who believed they were Percocet, but actually contained a lethal amount of fentanyl. Bradley Westphal, 38, will be sentenced May 23 in the July 2021 death of Connie Havens, 56, of Olivia. Prosecutors say Havens is survived by…

Rep. Armstrong Talks Irrigation, Illegal Immigration and More at N.D. Legislature

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong is in Bismarck to talk about the work he is doing in Washington, D.C. Armstrong addressing both the North Dakota Senate and House. He told state lawmakers about four new bills just introduced in the U.S. House including an online notary bill and Pick Sloan Irrigation bill which gives farmers access…

2 arrested following 10th St. S search warrant

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo police say 2 people are arrested following Thursday morning’s search warrant on the 800 block of 10th Street S. in Fargo. 52-year-olds Timmie Smith and Tara Felix of Fargo are each charged with one count of Fentanyl Possession with Intent to Distribute, Heroin possession with Intent to Distribute, meth, cocaine and marijuana possession, Drug Paraphernalia…

Fargo Police Warn About “Tranq”, a Narcan-resistant Drug Causing Overdose Deaths

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Fargo Police Department is warning the public about an increase in overdoses involving a Narcan-resistant drug. A drug commonly known as “tranq” has been flagged as a rising concern. FPD says the depressant used by veterinarians to treat large farm animals and not approved for use in humans is being mixed into illicit opioids, including fentanyl….