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On The Street
May 11, 2016
Caswell sentenced in local meth bust
A local man has been convicted and sentenced after his role in a meth bust on Cherry Lane in Alexandria in July of 2015. Justin Michael Caswell, 34, of Brandon, was initially charged with four felonies related to the bust — two meth possession charges, meth storage in a child's...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Meth seizure near Mapleton is biggest in Highway Patrol history
By Forum News Service A routine traffic stop netted 17 pounds of methamphetamine near Mapleton last Friday, the largest meth seizure in North Dakota Highway Patrol history. Francisco Torrez, 34, of Palmdale, Calif., was driving a Mercedes SUV on Interstate 94 near the Mapleton exit...
March 4, 2016 - 9:48am
December 23, 2015
LETTER: Meth has no place or benefit in world
To the editor: The drug high that people experience is the body trying to expel the drug because it doesn’t belong there. Plain and simple: Meth has no place or benefit in this world and is made from chemicals like anti-freeze, cough medication, metals and drain cleaners. While...
December 23, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
Alexandria woman faces murder charge
An Alexandria woman is charged with third degree murder and bringing contraband -- methamphetamine -- into a prison. Authorities allege that Melissa Rae Guillette gave gelatin capsules filled with meth to an inmate, a friend she was visiting at the Minnesota Correctional Facility...
September 30, 2015 - 10:55am
September 14, 2015
Pope County woman charged with meth sale
A Glenwood woman has been charged with sale and possession of methamphetamine. Faline Yackel, 31, was arrested Friday. Yackel was working as a dispatcher for the Pope County Sheriff’s Office until she was fired Friday. To avoid a conflict of interest, Pope County Sheriff...
September 14, 2015 - 3:32pm
August 17, 2015
UPDATE: Four people questioned after drug bust Friday
A search of a local house Friday turned up drugs. The drug bust happened at 206 Cowdry Heights NW, just west of Alexandria. The Douglas County...
August 17, 2015 - 9:25am
July 29, 2015
Meth grips the area
County attorney says most meth cases are repeat offenders
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
Local man faces felony meth charges
Drug bust July 22 turns up meth, shotgun
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
July 24, 2015
Local man charged after meth bust Wednesday
An Alexandria man is charged with four felonies related to a drug bust Wednesday. Justin Michael Caswell, 33, was charged Friday morning in...
July 24, 2015 - 1:01pm
July 23, 2015
Drug bust turns up meth, shotgun in Alexandria Wednesday
A man was arrested during a drug bust in Alexandria Wednesday. The West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force issued a search warrant at 2402 Cherry Lane NE and uncovered methamphetamine, methamphetamine paraphernalia and a sawed off shotgun concealed inside a vehicle at the...
July 23, 2015 - 10:48am
June 5, 2015
Alexandria man sentenced for possessing methamphetamine
A 25-year-old Alexandria man who was arrested in an investigation last December involving stolen property, drug possession and a missing 15-year-old...
June 5, 2015 - 12:00am
December 13, 2013
Five arrested on meth-related charges
Five suspects were arrested this week for allegedly selling methamphetamine in Douglas and Pope counties. The arrests were part of an undercover operation conducted by the West Central Minnesota Task Force, which was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Alexandria...
December 13, 2013 - 11:01am
November 21, 2013
10 arrested in drug, outstanding warrant sweep
Ten people were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling methamphetamine in Douglas and Pope counties, having outstanding warrants or obstructing the legal process. The investigation, "Operation Fall Clean-Up," was conducted by the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, Alexandria...
November 21, 2013 - 9:42pm
June 12, 2013
Meth bust leads to six arrests
On June 5, a nine-month investigation culminated with the arrest of six people on drug-related charges. According to a news release from the Todd County Sheriff's Office, several search and arrest warrants were issued for methamphetamine sales in the Staples area. Five law enforcement...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 28, 2013
Two arrested on meth charges
Two suspects, one from Evansville, were arrested Saturday for allegedly transporting methamphetamine. They are Duane Lawrence Hamilton of Evansville...
May 28, 2013 - 5:24pm