Red Lake woman enters not guilty plea to drug charges

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– A Red Lake woman entered a not guilty plea on first degree drug possession charges and driving while intoxicated.

According to court documents, 58-year-old Shannon Lasley-Rudolph of Red Lake entered the not guilty plea yesterday before Judge Paul Benshoof in Beltrami County.

The complaint accuses Lasley-Rudolph of possessing roughly three pounds of methamphetamine.

She was pulled over last February in Bemidji when a trooper noticed erratic driving behavior, and her vehicle was searched when the trooper arrested Lasley-Rudolph after she failed a field sobriety test.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 20. 


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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