Two facing drug charges after search in Walker area

Featured photo, from left: James Allen, Jessica Teel. Photo courtesy of Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Two are facing drug charges after a search warrant was executed in the rural Walker area Saturday.

According to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, the residence in Turtle Lake Township was thoroughly searched and investigators found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, firearms and ammunition.

The searched residence’s occupants, 34-year-old James Allen and 28-year-old Jessica Teel, both of Walker, were arrested during a traffic stop.

The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force assisted with the drug investigation.

Both are due in Cass County court Monday, June 29, for Initial-Rule 8 appearances.


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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