Cass County authorities arrest one and seize 62 grams of meth in Backus

A Backus man was arrested for the sale and use of controlled substances after a search warrant.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that in an ongoing investigation, deputies arrived at 58-year-old William Shield’s home in Backus Monday.

Approximately 62 grams of methamphetamine was seized, in addition to currency and drug paraphernalia.

Formal charges are pending and the investigation continues.


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