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Redby man faces federal drug charges

ST. PAUL—A Redby man faces a federal drug charge after Red Lake police found thousands of dollars in cash and more than 100 grams of heroin in his trailer home in July 2016.

Cody Jorrell Loud was charged in U.S. District Court on Oct. 18 with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

According to a criminal complaint, Red Lake police found drugs and cash stashed in Loud's Redby trailer home on July 8 after executing a search warrant there. The city of Redby falls within the boundaries of the Red Lake reservation.

The complaint does not include any information about the basis for the search warrant, but states that when officers entered the trailer home in the Redby Trailer Courts they found Loud and his mother inside watching TV. Officers arrested both Loud and his mother, though his mother has not been charged with a crime.

After the pair was handcuffed, officers searched Loud and the trailer. They found $1,075 during their search of Loud himself.

While searching the trailer's kitchen, police allegedly found 65 grams of marijuana, a scale, two syringes, 151 grams of heroin and 200 prescription pills. Police also found 28 grams of heroin in the living room, $7,198 and 50 more pills during the search, according to the complaint.

Loud allegedly told officers that the trailer home wasn't his, but his mother said in April 2017 that her son had owned the trailer "for a couple of years."

A Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report obtained by investigators on Oct. 16, 2017, said the heroin seized from the trailer weighed about 170 grams.

The Red Lake tribe declared a state of emergency July 11 following a handful of overdoses across the reservation and established a process for banishing tribal members who sell drugs on the reservation. The complaint does not say whether Loud is a member of the tribe.

Grace Pastoor

Grace Pastoor covers crime, courts and social issues for the Bemidji Pioneer. Contact her at (218) 333-9796 or gpastoor@bemidjipioneer.com

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