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.


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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