Grand Rapids man charged with drug sales

A 57-year-old Grand Rapids man was charged with first degree controlled substance sales in Itasca County yesterday.

According to a release, 57-year-old Larry Zempel resided at a property where, after a search warrant, more than seven ounces of methamphetamine and over $20,000 in cash were found, which was seized by the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office.

Unconditional bail was set at $200,000, and Zempel will make his next court appearance next week.


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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