Police say a St. Paul pizzeria and ice cream parlor turned out to be a front for a marijuana trafficking business. The investigation began last summer after a concerned citizen reported that Papa Dmitri’s Classic Pizza and Ice Cream was rarely open and didn’t seem to do much actual business.
A Farmington man is being charged for allegedly impersonating a police officer and cuffing a 13-year-old boy. Andrew Scott Benson, 18, is facing one count of false imprisonment and one count of impersonating an officer.
Colorado is doing a good job keeping legal marijuana from spilling beyond state borders despite a newly unsealed indictment alleging 32 people earned millions of dollars by illegally exporting tons of the drug to other states, the state’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Thursday.
There’s a new warning from Public Safety experts Wednesday about the dangers of cooking concentrated marijuana oil. It can lead to explosions and fires, like the one that has two St. Cloud men charged for the death of a grandmother.
A St. Paul attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for using his law firm to launder money from a marijuana operation. Fifty-two-year-old Robert Boedigheimer was convicted last June of one count each of money laundering, money laundering conspiracy and making false statements to investigators.
A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: “Not Weed.” The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man’s vehicle around 9 p.m. Saturday.
A 44-year-old St. Paul man has been summoned to appear in court after allegedly telling police that he sneaked into an apartment last year, stole bags of marijuana and broke his leg while trying to make his escape.
Officials in Wright County say a search warrant executed last week in Southside Township found meth, cocaine and 56 pounds of marijuana.
State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of Wheatland. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Kraig Kahrs, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, lost control of his vehicle on snow and ice on Interstate 25 and rear-ended a pickup truck on Wednesday morning.
Two people have been arrested by members of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force following an investigation into drug sales out of a Waite Park residence. According to a press release, officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, mushrooms and about $1,200 in cash while executing a search warrant at the home Monday.
More than three quarters of Minnesotans favor the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a poll commissioned by the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (MN NORML).
A 45-year-old Inver Grove Heights man accused of running a large marijuana operation from his home three years ago was sentenced Tuesday to more than nine years in prison.
It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.
Two crucial pieces of the state’s new medical marijuana program are nearly in place. Minnesota officials announced Monday morning that LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions will grow and cultivate the drug for the state, ending a weeks-long selection process.
A sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Stout was arrested after the largest drug bust in the school’s history.
Two Hastings men are accused of prostituting an underage girl as a form of payment in a drug deal, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. William Dale Willis, 25, and Daniel Rashaun Gopie, 27, were each charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the Sept. 21 incident.
Advocates of expanding Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program to allow more people to qualify say they have the support of every gubernatorial candidate except incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton. Members of Minnesotans for Compassionate care said Thursday all of Dayton’s rivals signed statements pledging to reshape the program so it would cover 38,000 people instead of the estimated 5,000.
A St. Augusta man and a St. Cloud woman are expected to face several criminal charges after police found about $300,000 worth of methamphetamine and stolen firearms in their possession Thursday. According to the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, 34-year-old Joseph McMahon was arrested at his St. Augusta home after officers served a search warrant. They found six pounds of meth, which has a street value of $260,000
An Amtrak passenger from Minneapolis has been arrested after a search of his luggage turned up 17 pounds of marijuana, 14 pounds of marijuana-infused edibles and some hashish.
Adrian Peterson can’t seem to outrun his legal problems. Texas prosecutors are now calling for the star running back to be arrested. They say the Peterson admitted he “smoked a little weed” since being charged with child abuse.
Twelve businesses have applied to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Friday’s deadline for interested manufacturers kicks off weeks of weeding through applications before the state announces its two manufacturers on Dec. 1.
Minnesota has hired the top official to oversee research on the effects of marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Arneson, an internal medicine specialist with research experience in several organizations, will head up research efforts in the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis. His hire was announced Thursday. He starts Monday.
Federal authorities have indicted 12 people who they say were involved in a drug trafficking operation run out of a Spring Lake Park auto repair shop. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger says the suspects were indicted on a charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana in Minnesota after authorities on Wednesday raided residences in Minnesota, California and Illinois.
Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program doesn’t stop at the sales counter. The state will gather data from each and every patient on different chemical compounds, dosages and side effects to build a database of what works — and what doesn’t. Lawmakers included the research provision in the law legalizing pills, oils and vapors for a handful of conditions. A state panel discussed existing research in St. Paul Wednesday.
Some of the names showing interest in growing and selling medical marijuana in Minnesota are familiar ones. Friday began the first step towards finding two manufacturers.