Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force removes $686,000 worth of narcotics off the streets in third quarter

The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force released its quarterly snapshot of activity between July and September of this year.

Sixty-four drug arrests were made in this quarter, with an additional 27 arrests for warrants or other non-drug-related offenses.

For the quarter, drug task force agents seized and purchased a combined total of 15.4 pounds of methamphetamine having a street value of $525,600; 1.75 pounds of heroin/fentanyl with a street value of $147,260; and a third pound of cocaine with a street value of $13,260.

Agents also seized 25 firearms and more than $60,000 in currency.

Thirteen children were removed from endangerment, according to the snapshot.

The PBDTF is a collaborative effort of Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, Koochiching, and Mahnomen Counties; the cities of Bemidji, International Falls and Park Rapids; the Leech Lake and White Earth reservations; and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


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