Park Rapids man facing drug, child endangerment charges

A 36-year-old Park Rapids man is facing drug and child endangerment charges after a traffic stop last Friday.

According to the criminal complaint, a Hubbard County deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Jesse Eisenbarth, who the deputy knew to have an active warrant for his arrest.

Jesse Eisenbarth, 36, Park Rapids. Photo courtesy of Hubbard County Jail.

Eisenbarth’s seven-year-old son was present during the stop.

During a search of the vehicle, over 20 grams of methamphetamine were seized as well as paraphernalia and multiple items associated with the distribution and sale of meth, such as a digital scale and microbaggies.

Eisenbarth admitted to smoking meth in the vehicle a few hours before the deputy stopped him.


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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