MN Woman Busted At Airport With 38 Lbs. Of DrugsA woman from southwestern Minnesota was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport with 38 pounds of drugs.
Marijuana Wax Seizures Are Up, Authorities SayMinnesota law enforcement is seeing a significant rise in marijuana wax seizures. In the west metro area alone, officers have seized 12 pounds so far this year, with a street value of more than $300,000.
Deputy Accused Of Stealing Drugs & Toys Charged, ReleasedA Meeker County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs and toys from children faces nine criminal counts ranging from felonies to petty misdemeanors. Travis Sebring, 33, was arrested at his department headquarters in Meeker County Tuesday.
911 Call Reveals Scott Weiland Was Found 'Stiff' On Tour BusA 911 transcript reveals the moment when Scott Weiland's bandmates found the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman's body on his tour bus in suburban Minneapolis last month.
State Panel Approves Plan To Reduce Drug Sentences A Minnesota panel has now approved a plan to change the state's drug sentencing guidelines. The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission voted 7 to 3 to approve the plan. It will ease penalties for drug possession and dealing.
Klobuchar Calls For Crackdown On Companies Jacking Up Drug PricesMinnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar called Monday for a federal crackdown on pharmaceutical companies that are raising the prices of lifesaving drugs to record levels.
Bloomington Man Pleads Not Guilty To Dealing Meth In 2 StatesA man is accused in federal court of dealing large amounts of methamphetamine in North Dakota and Minnesota. Damian Mata, of Bloomington, Minnesota, is charged in North Dakota with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He has pleaded not guilty.
Mpls. Man Accused Of Selling Heroin Gets 7 Years In PrisonA Minneapolis man convicted of selling heroin in the North Dakota oil patch has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Vincent Dionne pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver heroin, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Six other people are charged in the federal case.
U Of M Suspends Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Over Conduct ViolationsThe University of Minnesota suspended a fraternity for over a year due to multiple student conduct code violations.
Minnesota To Reap $1.2M In Settlement With DrugmakerMinnesota's share of a $71 million multistate settlement with biotech drugmaker Amgen tops $1.2 million. The deal to end an investigation into illegal marketing of two drugs made by the company was announced earlier this week. Court papers filed in Minnesota say the state's portion will go toward individuals who experienced harm, administrative costs and the general treasury if any is left.
'Cartel Land' Is A Brave Look At The Drug War; J.Lo Adds Nothing To 'Lila And Eve'Questions about vigilantism are at the heart of Cartel Land, a gripping documentary on the people risking their lives taking a stand against Mexican drug cartels on both sides of the border. Directed by Matthew Heineman, whose camerawork is athletic and fearless, the movie unfolds like a blockbuster action flick, not unlike executive producer Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker or Zero Dark Thirty. The film starts in Mexico, in the dead of night, with masked men cooking meth, explaining that while the drugs might wreak havoc in America, it’s the only way for them to escape poverty. What choice do they have?
Wash. Woman Arrested On I-94 In Moorhead With $250K Of PotA Washington state woman is in Clay County Jail after a traffic stop led to the discovery of about $250,000 of marijuana. Moorhead police say an officer pulled over 29-year-old Leila Tarez Maamari for speeding on Interstate 94 Wednesday at about 2:20 a.m.