Bemidji woman arrested, charged for drug sales

A Bemidji woman was charged with third degree narcotics sales in connection to the recent uptick in opioid overdoses.

According to the criminal complaint, agents from the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue last Friday, and located numerous items associated with drug sales, such as a blender used to “cut” fentanyl, empty micro-bags, a scale, and other paraphernalia in plain sight.

A little over $600 in cash was seized, and amounts of methamphetamine and fentanyl were also discovered, about 6 grams between the two substances.

Twenty-eight-year-old Darcie Isham and two others were detained over the execution of the warrant, but only Isham remains in custody.

Darcie Isham, 28. Photo courtesy of the Beltrami County Jail.

Isham made her first court appearance this week, and is scheduled for a Rule 8 next week.

Isham, during her Mirandized statement, explained she is also a user of controlled substances and wants to seek help for her addiction.

Agents from the Task Force stated in the complaint that over the last three weeks, they have responded to at least 13 overdoses, with five of those being fatal.


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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