Authorities in Minnesota and elsewhere work hard to stem the tide of illegal drugs that make it onto the streets of their communities. Often, law enforcement officials are alerted to alleged drug activity through tips from concerned citizens, which usually precipitates an investigation. Such seems to be the case in a recent case in Cass County that culminated in the arrest of two people for suspected drug activity and other charges.
Details regarding investigation and arrests
Officials with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office had been conducting an ongoing investigation into alleged drug activity at a home in Backus, based on anonymous tips they had received. On Feb. 16, they served search warrants at the residence, looking for evidence. Inside the home, they reportedly found a cache of drugs, paraphernalia, ammunition and other items that supported their belief the home was used as a front for selling drugs illegally.
Specifically, authorities seized 21 does of clonazepam and 10 grams of what they suspected was methamphetamine. They also found other items related to drug sales and activity along with ammunition for an unspecified firearm. Police arrested a man and woman, 69 and 32 years old respectively. Each now faces formal charges of Controlled Substance Possession, among others.
Right to defense
Facing charges of drug crimes is serious, particularly when the charges also involved intent to distribute. Those charged with these crimes will face harsh consequences if convicted. This is why it is so important for each suspect to work directly with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Minnesota to increase their chances of obtaining the best outcome possible.