Bemidji man arrested after 100 guns, 10 ounces of meth seized

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– One man was arrested following a recent drug bust by the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force.

According to a release, agents along with deputies from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the 4,000 block of Division Street in Bemidji. Over ten ounces of methamphetamine was seized, along with over 100 guns and $5,000 in cash.

Stolen property from numerous nearby counties was also recovered.

Fifty-one-year-old Jay Porter was taken into custody yesterday and is awaiting formal first degree drug sale charges.

Jay Michael Porter, 51, Bemidji. Photo courtesy of Beltrami County Jail.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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