Nevis man charged with drug possession, weapons offense and drug DWI

A Nevis man was charged with first degree drug possession, ineligible possession of a firearm, and a drug DWI after an incident in Hubbard County in late December.

According to the criminal complaint, 24-year-old Tracy Teigen was observed by off-duty Park Rapids Police Chief Jeff Appel crashing into a snowbank with a truck.

Tracy Teigen, 24. Photo courtesy of the Hubbard County Jail.

During an investigation after the crash, law enforcement arrested Teigen on suspicion of driving under the influence, and the handgun in the truck was taken by an officer. A subsequent search of the truck found 80 grams of methamphetamine, over 100 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale.

Teigen has a lengthy criminal history with convictions including felon in possession of a firearm, felony damage to property and felony assault.

Teigen made a court appearance earlier this week, and is scheduled to next appear in March.

Unconditional bail was set at $250,000, and Teigen remains in custody.


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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