Meth

Man Jailed After Major Meth Bust in Wahpeton

Street Value Estimated at Over $1 Million

A man has been arrested in Wahpeton after authorities uncovered 13 pounds of meth worth over $1 million on the streets. Louis Douphinais, 29, was arrested in a mobile home at 2104 2nd Street North in Wahpeton on Friday. In addition to the meth, drug task force agents found drug paraphernalia, two handguns and an AK-47. Douphinais is facing charges…

Gaarsland Arrested for Fourth Time in Under a Year

This is the second time this year Gaarsland has been arrested for possession, and the fourth time in under a year

  FARGO, N.D. — The widow of a man beaten to death in a brawl outside a Main Avenue Fargo bar has been arrested again. Laura Gaarsland, the widow of Joey Gaarsland, is charged with felony possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. This is the second time this year Gaarsland has been arrested for possession, and the fourth time in…

Record Amount of Meth Seized by Minnesota Law Enforcement in 2016

Prescription pill seizures, including opioids, increased 231 percent in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota law enforcement officers seized a record amount of meth in 2016. The Violent Crime Enforcement Teams seized 488 pounds of meth, a nearly 500 percent increase from 2009 when meth seizures were at their lowest level. Officials say meth continues to flow into Minnesota, primarily from Mexico. Prescription pill seizures, including opioids, increased 231 percent in…

Two Arrested After $500,000 Meth Bust

Two people arrested after drug bust near Mandan

A half-million dollar drug bust was made near Mandan after a car was stopped for speeding early Saturday morning. A Morton County sheriff’s deputy stopped the car on I-94. The deputy and a K9 found four pounds of meth in the trunk of the rental vehicle along with drug paraphernalia. Two people were arrested and could face drug delivery and…

Rapid City Police Investigating Third Homicide of 2017; Say City is “Still Safe”

Two of the homicides involved people who knew each other, third was of a gas station worker

  Rapid City Police say they have found a connection between their three homicide investigations in only a matter of weeks. Police say there is an increase of methamphetamine use across the state and they are looking for a more assertive approach to fight the drug coming into their city. They say Rapid City, is safe but the legal system…

Woman Dies of Overdose in Front of Local Hospital

After a woman dies after being abandoned in front of a hospital while overdosing Wednesday, Fargo Police want to remind the commuity of a law meant to prevent such incidents

A woman passed away from an overdose after she was left in front of a local hospital last night and Fargo Police want to make sure that doesn’t happen again. The department is reminding people in North Dakota of a law that grants immunity to those who call in a drug overdose. If a person reports an overdose, they will…

Police: East Grand Forks Woman Arrested; 3-Year-Old Passenger Holding Meth Pipe

Police say Lori Hobus was arrested after officers found the child holding onto a homemade meth pipe

An East Grand Forks woman is arrested during a traffic stop after police say her child passenger was holding onto a homemade meth pipe. Lori Hobus, 50, is charged with DWI and child endangerment. They say Hobus failed a field sobriety test and became angry when being questioned during a traffic stop. Another officer who was searching her vehicle saw…

Meth: A Deep Rooted Issue in the F-M Area

Local police say the opioid epidemic has largely overshadowed the stagnant meth use in the area

FARGO, N.D. — After the Berthold Police Department made what might be the largest meth bust in state history last Tuesday, KVRR spoke with local law enforcement to examine the presence of the drug in Fargo. Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the value of the meth seized in Berthold was likely over $100,000, but they say it’s unlikely the seizure…

Berthold Police Department Scores One of the Largest Drug Busts in State History

Nearly 12 pounds of meth confiscated from three Washington state residents

BERTHOLD, N.D. Police in Berthold say they made one of the largest drug busts in the state’s history. The search of a vehicle Tuesday night after a traffic stop resulted in 11-1/2 lbs of meth being confiscated. Berthold police arrested three men from Washington state, David Salazar, Louis Para Mangana, and Gregorio Capetillo. Fargo Police commended Berthold officers for the…