Seven arrested in Red Lake drug bust

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

RED LAKE– Seven were arrested after a bust in Red Lake where over 200 grams of methamphetamine were seized.

According to a release from the Red Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed on June 27, and in addition to the drugs, cash, scales, packaging materials and an SUV related to drug operations were seized.

The 200 grams of meth, or just over seven ounces, has an approximate street value of $17,000 to $20,000.

Drugs seized in June 27 drug bust. Photo courtesy of Red Lake Police Department.

Some of the arrested people were previously served with tribal removal orders, according to the release, and will face additional charges in the Tribal Court for those offenses.

Federal drug charges, in addition to tribal charges, are also possible. 

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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