Redby man federally indicted on meth, gun offenses

A Redby man was recently indicted by the federal court for one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 46-year-old Arlin Thunder made his first appearance in court yesterday and will appear Tuesday for a formal detention hearing.

According to the allegations, in May 2019, Thunder was found to be in possession of the drugs and the gun, a 9mm pistol.

Thunder has a prior felony conviction and is prohibited from possessing a firearm at any time.

The Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.


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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