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Minneapolis Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Moving Meth To ND

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting methamphetamine to a distributor in North Dakota.

07/26/2015

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Man Charged With Dealing Meth In North Dakota, Minnesota

Federal authorities have charged a man accused of dealing methamphetamine in North Dakota and Minnesota. Arnulfo Ramos pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A trial date has not been set.

07/08/2015

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Charges: Dad Passed Out On Meth While Child, 4, Wanders Hotel

Two young children have been placed in foster care after police say an Elgin man was found earlier this week passed out in a hotel room while one of his kids wandered the lobby alone.

07/01/2015

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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

05/22/2015

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Metro Drug Study Shows Meth & Heroin ‘Epidemic’

There’s disappointing news concerning the Twin Cities efforts to reduce illegal drug use, especially the battle against methamphetamine. A report released by Drug Abuse Dialogues shows that meth use is as high as it’s ever been in the Twin Cities metro.

04/27/2015

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Man Charged In Police Chase That Shut Down I-494

A Dresser, Minnesota, man has been charged after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour Thursday evening.

04/03/2015

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2 Arrested After Chase That Shut Down I-494

Two men are under arrest after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour.

04/02/2015

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Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong Water

The state Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a southern Minnesota man, saying the amount of meth-tainted water found in his bong was far under the threshold required for his imprisonment. Ryan M. Drown, 32, of Waseca was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in 2013 for having the tainted water in a bong that amounted to less than half an ounce. He had been convicted for second- and third-degree drug possession in Blue Earth County District Court.

04/02/2015

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Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To North Iowa Meth Conspiracy

Officials say a 26-year-old Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to his role in a north Iowa drug conspiracy. A U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Ryan Michael Schroeder of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

03/05/2015

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Woman Charged With Taking Meth, Exposing 5-Year-Old To Cold

A Minneapolis woman is accused of taking meth and then wandering with her 5-year-old daughter in 19-degree weather.

03/02/2015

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Meth Still A Problem In Minnesota

Brian Fitch was collecting on methamphetamine debts when he shot and killed Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July.

02/05/2015

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Charges: Man Brings Nearly 4 Pounds Of Meth From Calif. To Minn.

A San Jose, Calif. man has been charged for allegedly attempting to bring nearly four pounds of meth across state lines into Minnesota. Eddy Antonio Cardenas, 33, faces one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of felon in possession of firearm.

02/04/2015

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MPD Helps Foil Stolen Electronics-For-Meth Pipeline

A drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.

01/31/2015

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U.S. Attorney: Meth Found In Home Of Mpls. Man Facing Conspiracy Charges

A Minneapolis man already facing conspiracy charges is now also facing charges for allegedly possessing methamphetamine. Abbas Ateia Al Hussainawee, 40, has been charged with conspiracy to engage with interstate transportation of stolen goods and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

12/23/2014

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Program Helps Reunite Mother And Daughter Via Sobriety

When we talk about drug rehabilitation, most of us think it only deals with sobriety. But a big part of recovery also focuses on rebuilding relationships destroyed by drug use. In this edition of our “Trees of Hope” series, we focus on how Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge helped a mother and daughter reconnect.

12/11/2014

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Trees Of Hope: After Kicking Drugs, Seth & Gina Are Giving Back

This holiday season, WCCO’s “Trees of Hope” campaign is partnering with organizations that help make lives brighter all year long. This week, our set is decked out in colorful ornaments and ribbons to celebrate Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. The group offers treatment plans for our neighbors who are struggling with addiction.

12/09/2014

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Man Charged With Possessing Nearly $500k Of Meth

Prosecutors have charged an East Bethel man with possessing nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine. The Owatonna People’s Press reports a state trooper arrested 24-year-old Edgar Cisneros Jr. with 10 pounds of the drug in his vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 35 in Steele County.

11/15/2014

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Charges: Woman Smoked Meth At McDonald’s With Kid In Car

A Lino Lakes woman faces charges after police say she was seen smoking meth in a McDonald’s parking lot with a 14-year-old child in the car.

11/14/2014

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Task Force Arrests Two In St. Cloud Area, Seize $300K In Meth

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

10/23/2014

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19-Year-Old Charged In Death Of Teen Found Buried In Snow

A 19-year-old Kasson man is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of a Byron teen, who died outside on a subzero morning after a night of drug use. According to the Dodge County Attorney’s Office, Darren James Rice is accused of kicking 15-year-old Noah Graddy out of Rice’s grandmother’s house in the early morning of Jan. 22.

08/07/2014

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Minot Man Busted During I-94 Enforcement Effort

A Minot man has been charged in a methamphetamine bust on Interstate 94 in Minnesota. Justin Allen Hanson was arrested last weekend while Highway Patrol troopers were participating in a special enforcement campaign along Interstates 94 and 90. Police received a tip that Hanson was driving erratically on the highway.

08/06/2014

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Trooper Finds Stolen Church Instruments, And Meth

A state trooper made a big discovery after pulling over a driver in Rochester. The trooper found $3,000 worth of stolen instruments in the car.

06/27/2014

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Report: Heroin Problems Persist, Meth Trends Upwards In Twin Cities

According to a new research report, heroin-related problems are still strong in the Twin Cities and methamphetamine is emerging as a growing drug of concern. The report, titled “Drug Abuse Trends in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area: June 2014,” was released Tuesday by Drug Abuse Dialogues.

06/10/2014

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Former ‘U’ Research Assistant Arrested After Police Catch Him ‘Cooking Meth’

A 30-year-old man is in custody after police say he was caught cooking meth in a storage facility in St. Paul. According to the criminal complaint, Matthew Lee Krause was in the middle of cooking methamphetamine on May 9 in a storage locker at the Minikahda Storage facility at 1441 Hunting Valley Road when he opened the door and saw police officers.

05/14/2014

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4 Indicted In Minnesota Drug Cartel Torture Case

Four men have been indicted on charges alleging they kidnapped and tortured two men they suspected of stealing drugs and money from a St. Paul “stash house,” federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. The kidnappers released their victims, but not before nearly severing one victim’s finger while interrogating him in the house, court papers allege.

05/06/2014

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