Large quantity of meth, marijuana found in woods by a hunter

Over the weekend, a grouse hunter found approximately 10 ounces of methamphetamine and one pound of marijuana in the woods near Bemidji.

According to Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, the grouse hunter said the narcotics appeared to have been there for a while.

Beitel estimates the street value of the meth to be between $5,000 and $7,000.

Street value of marijuana per pound can vary by state and by its quality— the Minnesota average is over $5,600 a pound, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force is investigating this incident.


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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