Six arrests made at random Red Lake checkpoint

Photo courtesy of the Red Lake Police Department

The Red Lake Police Department made at least six arrests during a narcotics checkpoint on Saturday.

According to an announcement, the checkpoint is part of the plan for the Community Overdose Response Team.

Five were arrested for DWIs, with another arrest for fentanyl possession, fleeing police and obstruction of justice.

An unnamed quantity of marijuana was also seized.

Random checkpoints will be conducted in the future, says the RLPD, and thanked the many residents who passed the checkpoint safely.


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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