Five people are in the Douglas County Jail after the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and local police departments made a series of methamphetamine-related busts this week. On Monday, agents and officers from Alexandria Police arrested 29-year-old Kyle Hildebrand of South Haven and 23-year-old Jami Johnson of Sauk Rapid. Undercover agents bought 106 grams of meth for $6,000 from Hildebrand and Johnson, which has a street value of over $21,000. They were both eventually charged with 1st-degree controlled substance sales crime.
An Anoka family is searching for a missing father of two. Kevin Casserly, 22, was last seen near the North Star station in Anoka on Nov. 12. Casserly has not contacted his family or shown up to work at Lakeland Tool. Kevin’s sister, Alex Casserly, says her brother’s disappearance has been very difficult to explain to his children. “[His kids] wanted to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and for them it was hard to understand why their dad wasn’t there,” Casserly said.
A change of plea hearing for one of two brothers charged in a conspiracy to deal large quantities of methamphetamine was postponed after the defendant asked for more time to think about the deal.
A 27-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was sentenced to prison on Monday in Dakota County court for possessing about 8 pounds of illegal narcotics. Mike Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree controlled possession in receiving almost six pounds of cocaine and two pounds of methamphetamine on July 23, 2013 in Inver Grove Heights.
A 27-year-old Stockton man has been charged with conspiring to deal more than 500 grams of meth. Gabriel Orion Lowther was charged with one count of conspiracy as his indictment alleges that from August 2012 to June 2013, he aimed to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine.
A 45-year-old Rochester man was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Thursday for possessing meth with the intent to sell it, the Department of Justice said.
A 35-year-old Arden Hills man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to distributing about 11 pound of methamphetamine after trying to sell to an undercover cop at a Target parking lot earlier this year. Marcelino Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 or more grams of meth after getting indicted on March 20, 2013.
A 33-year-old man from Claremont, Minn., pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. Specifically, Michael Steven Schoenfelder pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 or more grams of meth.
Five people are in jail after a meth bust in Elk River Monday, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.
A 35-year-old Burnsville was charged Friday in connection with possessing 12 pounds of methamphetamine, worth a street value of more than $400,000.
A 49-year-old Moorhead, Minn., man has been sentenced in North Dakota to life in prison on a federal charge of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Hennepin County authorities said Friday that a task force arrested five people and confiscated 12 pounds of meth – estimated to have a street value of $200,000 – when executing two search warrants in Minneapolis.
A dozen people have been taken to the hospital in the past 24 hours from overdosing on a particularly bad batch of meth. Deputies think the meth is coming from the east metro, and they are concerned.
A 48-year-old man from Guatemala was indicted Wednesday in federal court for illegally entering the United States after being deported more than a decade ago following a conviction for selling meth in Minnesota, the Justice Department said.
Authorities say two people in northern Minnesota face charges for allegedly possessing 15 ounces of meth that has a reported street value of $40,000-$50,000.
Two men have been arrested after a 5-month investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine in the St. Cloud metro region, according to authorities.
A snow plow driver allegedly on meth crashed a stolen truck with a plow on it, broke into a nearby home, and told the homeowner, “It’s a chase” before police ended up catching him on foot close by.
It was something a Twin Cities couple never expected to find in their new home: thousands of dollars worth of meth.
A 33-year-old man from Virginia, Minn., was sentenced Tuesday for conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
A Hennepin County District Court judge sentenced a 37-year-old man, accused in a major meth ring, to 30 years in prison. The sentence is a state record for a drug crime.
After a 12-year-old boy showed his school principal evidence that his mother was using narcotics, 32-year-old Sabina Marie Coolen, of Chatham Township in Wright County, has now been charged with storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.
A woman who Centennial Lakes Police pulled over for driving erratically has been charged after a drug-sniffing dog found methamphetamine hidden inside the woman’s body.
A search warrant of a Maple Grove residence turned up 46 firearms and methamphetamine, police say.
Stearns County authorities recovered $60,000 worth of methamphetamine during an early morning bust on Friday.
A 21-year-old California man was sentenced Thursday to 6 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute meth in the Twin Cities in 2010, the U.S. Justice Department said.