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.

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