PBDTF Snapshot: 17 arrests, quantities of narcotics seized

During the last quarter of 2020, agents from the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force arrested 17 people and placed eight kids in protective custody.

According to the fourth quarter snapshot, 1.3 kilograms of methamphetamine, 126 grams of heroin and fentanyl, 195 pills, 185 doses of LSD plus over one pound of marijuana were seized as the result of these investigations.

These busts took place in Bemidji, Cass Lake, International Falls, Park Rapids and rural areas of Beltrami and Hubbard counties.

The Task Force is a collaborative effort between Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard and Koochiching counties, the cities of Bemidji, International Falls and Park Rapids, and tribal police departments in White Earth and Leech Lake.

Citizens can submit tips anonymously through the Task Force tip website or through Crime Stoppers.


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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