Category Archives: Drug Crimes


Which Drugs Have the Harshest Possession Penalties in Minnesota?
Which Drugs Have the Harshest Possession Penalties in Minnesota?
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Drug crimes are some of the most commonly charged offenses in our state. In fact, the majority of inmates in both state and federal Minnesota prisons are serving sentences for drug-related offenses.

 

Our state penalizes drug possession by the type and amount of controlled substance(s) the defendant is alleged to be in possession of. In general, drugs with the highest potential for abuse and adverse effects (for example, heroin) are most harshly penalized.

 

Although drug crimes are


With MN Drug Crackdown in Full Swing, Know How to Fight Charges
With MN Drug Crackdown in Full Swing, Know How to Fight Charges
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Minnesota law enforcement is working hard to crack down on drug trafficking. In Duluth, a dozen defendants were recently indicted on federal drug trafficking charges. An additional 17 defendants face state felony drug trafficking charges, and up to 40 total arrests are expected in a massive heroin ring bust.

 

The defendants are accused of working in a supply loop between Chicago, the Twin Cities, and Duluth, and Superior, Wis. Several federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies worked together


Could Medical Marijuana in Minnesota be Impacted by Change in Federal Law?
Could Medical Marijuana in Minnesota be Impacted by Change in Federal Law?
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You may have heard that the federal government has recently changed its policy toward marijuana use at the state level, decided to leave their “hands-off” approach behind and start enforcing the laws more strictly.

 

Much has been said about how this could impact those states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, but could other states be affected as well? Here in Minnesota, there are worries that medicinal marijuana could come under fire.

 

Rep. Tim Walz says that


Is It Legal for Minnesota Police to Search You for Drugs?
Is It Legal for Minnesota Police to Search You for Drugs?
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Do you know your rights when it comes to a police search?

 

In one recent case, three Minnesotans were arrested for possession of over 16 grams of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia. Employees of the Comfort Inn and Suites in the Town of Brockway called police to report suspicious activity in the lobby. Officers conducted a traffic stop and learned that one of the three passengers had an extradition warrant. They then found the drugs and paraphernalia


MN Law Enforcement Officials Must Follow New Synthetic Drug Procedures
MN Law Enforcement Officials Must Follow New Synthetic Drug Procedures
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The United States is facing a public health emergency with the current opioid epidemic, and our state is struggling with its own opioid crisis as well.

 

In the last year, our country lost 64,070 people to drug overdoses – a 21 percent increase over the previous year. What’s responsible for the dramatic increase?

 

While drug overdose deaths continue to go up year after year for heroin, other natural opioids, cocaine, and psychostimulants with abuse potential, one group of


With More Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Minnesota, Know Your Rights
With More Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Minnesota, Know Your Rights
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Drug addiction in the United States is being called an epidemic, and a number of states – including our own – are trying to fight that epidemic any way they can.

 

To that end, the Minnesota State Patrol is adding three new K-9s to sniff out drugs on potential suspects. The new dogs – one German shorthair and two Belgian Malinois –have just finished their 10-week training program and will now join their handlers for another five weeks


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


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