Category Archives: Drug Crimes


Eagan Man Wanted for Using Restaurants as Drug Trafficking Front
Eagan Man Wanted for Using Restaurants as Drug Trafficking Front
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The El Parian restaurants consistently serve authentic Mexican food and provide good service for relatively cheap prices. However, if you’ve been to the restaurants in Eagan or Lakeville since August (the location in Long Lake has closed down), you may have noticed a change in management.

 

Why? Because the owner of El Parian was caught using the restaurants as a front for drug trafficking.

 

El Parian Owner Charged with 46 Counts of Criminal Drug Trafficking

 

Here’s


Minnesota Drug Sentencing Guidelines to Stay the Same
Minnesota Drug Sentencing Guidelines to Stay the Same
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If you follow the news, you may have heard about a proposal that would affect the consequences of minor drug offenses in our state.

 

Prior drug offenses can add years onto a person’s sentence, even if they have served their time and the offense was committed years in the past. In August, a proposal was made to change the way that these past drug offenses affect sentencing. Under the proposal, prior drug offenses would have less of an impact,


Minnesota’s HIDTA Funding Could Quickly Increase Drug Arrests
Minnesota’s HIDTA Funding Could Quickly Increase Drug Arrests
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Category: Drug Crimes | HIDTA

When the War on Drugs began, America made big shifts in the law enforcement budget. Despite some small movement away from this “war,” overall these priorities haven’t changed.

 

That’s unfortunate, because all told the county has spent over a trillion dollars fighting the drug war. Every year, the federal government puts over $15 billion towards these efforts.

 

One of the most effective tactics implemented by the federal government has been the creation of grants for law enforcement


Drug Possession, Sale, and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
Drug Possession, Sale, and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
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If you are arrested for a drug crime, you may be surprised by the charge that you actually end up facing. Depending on the weight of the drugs allegedly involved and the other circumstances, you may face more jail time and a higher charge.

 

For example, even if you are not caught in a sale, the weight of drugs involved could bump up your charge to a sale (or even trafficking) offense.

 

So how are drug crimes defined


Heads Up – Drug Sentencing Has Changed in Minnesota
Heads Up – Drug Sentencing Has Changed in Minnesota
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A number of different Minnesota laws changed recently, including the sentencing and penalties for drug possession and trafficking crimes.

 

August 1st marked the beginning of over 50 new important laws and changes in Minnesota, including laws concerning DUI sentencing, minimum wage, and digital assets. But, possibly most notably, Minnesota made the biggest revisions to drug crime and sentencing legislature in almost three decades.

 

Over 20 amendments or changes were made to the thresholds for certain degrees of


What Changes to Drug Crimes Sentencing Mean for You
What Changes to Drug Crimes Sentencing Mean for You
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Category: Drug Crimes

Earlier this year, President Obama made history by granting clemency to over 240 individuals who faced harsh penalties for drug crimes.

 

In his efforts, he commuted 92 life sentences and has pardoned more people than the past 6 presidents combined. All individuals were nonviolent offenders, and many were able to go home to their families after decades in prison.

 

His efforts reflect the recent shift in national attitudes toward drug crimes and sentencing. The past few years


3 Things You Don’t Know About Drug Trafficking in Minnesota
3 Things You Don’t Know About Drug Trafficking in Minnesota
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Local police officers claim they’ve seen the effect drug trafficking can have on an area: pain and suffering from families where the drugs are abused, and an increase in the number of crimes committed wherever the drugs are coming in. Because of this, law enforcement officers are cracking down on drug traffickers here in Minnesota.

 

Last year, 41 people – yes, 41 people – were indicted for being members of a multi-state drug trafficking ring in northern Minnesota and


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