Backus man facing first-degree drug charges

A 61-year-old Backus man was arrested after a drug investigation in Cass County.

Sheriff Tom Burch reports that a search warrant was executed in the City of Backus last Saturday.

Drug selling paraphernalia was seized as was 26.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Scott Orth is facing charges of first-degree controlled substance sales and possession.

Burch says many of these types of investigations begin with an anonymous tip.

Tips can be submitted through CrimeStoppers of Minnesota, with some tippers eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000.

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