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Two men charged with opioid sales

Two men were charged Friday with first degree drug sales in connection to the recent uptick in opioid overdoses in the area. According to the criminal complaint, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force have been investigating 50-year-old Robert McRunels of Bemidji and 44-year-old Demetrius Durant of Minneapolis since September. The complaint accuses both men of…


Potentially fatal fentanyl seized, warning issued

Law enforcement across northern Minnesota is warning the public of a potentially fatal strain of fentanyl circulating the area. According to a release, the fatal drug is possibly linked to one fatal overdose and a number of non-fatal overdoses in the region. About 160 grams were seized Monday by the Pine to Prairie and Paul…


Grand Rapids man sentenced to over five years for drug sales

A Grand Rapids man was recently sentenced to over five years in prison for first degree drug sales. According to the release from the Itasca County Attorney’s Office, 32-year-old Donovan Orlando Henry pleaded guilty before being sentenced immediately afterwards. According to the criminal complaint, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office worked with a cooperating defendant, who…


Two arrested after Cass Lake bust

Two were arrested after the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department executed a search warrant in Cass Lake. According to a release, the bust was last Thursday on 68th Avenue. Officers located suspected heroin and fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. One was arrested on a warrant, 34-year-old Shawntas Turnage, also known as Jon Jon, who…


Cass Lake woman pleads not guilty to drug charge

A Cass Lake woman entered a not guilty plea this morning to drug charges. According to court records, 27-year-old Ileisha Guinn pleaded not guilty to first degree drug sales. The criminal complaint states that the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force conducted the investigation, and the Task Force believes that Guinn and 31-year-old Isaiah Johnson of…

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