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DRUGS

In the past month, the cities of Marshall, Robbinsdale and St. Joseph approved moratoriums on sales. Other cities across Minnesota are also considering moratoriums as they weigh how they'll tackle enforcement.
Last year had twice as many deaths as the state saw 10 years ago, and numbers have climbed significantly since 2018 when there were just over 600.
"Operation Blue Prairie" sought to cut off the drug pipeline between Detroit and North Dakota. Prosecutors charged 26 people, including 17 North Dakotans.
According to court records, just after midnight on March 24, she was pulled over on County Road 21 near Floyd Lake in Detroit Lakes, for a broken tail light. About half a gram of marijuana wax was found in her pocket.

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The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office reported that the death of Samantha Myers, 19, of Pennock, is being investigated as a possible overdose of a suspected illegal narcotic substance.
Lisa Marie Blakely, 54, of Bemidji, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
The Elk River man went into a coma and went into kidney failure after being injected with ketamine while struggling with police, according to the complaint filed in Minnesota U.S. District Court.
A St. Cloud man is facing aggravated first-degree drug sale and drug possession charges after Chippewa County law enforcement authorities allegedly found a pound of methamphetamine, a handgun and a wad of cash during a traffic stop.
The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force recently released its fourth quarter snapshot for 2021.

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