White Earth police conduct 3 drug raids since April; drugs and weapons seized and multiple arrests made

Members of the White Earth Police department participated in three separate drug raids in recent months, which led to the seizure of narcotics, weapons and multiple arrests, according to a White Earth Nation Facebook post.

Police car and siren graphic. 2019.

Three separate drug raids were conducted in recent months by the White Earth Police Department, which has led to the seizure of narcotics, weapons and led to multiple arrests, according to a White Earth Nation Facebook post.

The raids were conducted with the assistance of the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and the Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force.

The first raid was conducted shortly after 9 a.m. April 28 at a residence on North Second Street in Mahnomen. Officers executing a search warrant found, and seized, amounts of heroin, fentanyl, meth and various paraphernalia items. Two individuals were arrested at the scene.

The second raid was conducted about 8:30 a.m. May 21 at a residence on South Railway Street in Mahnomen. During this execution of a search warrant, officers seized heroin and illegal weapons, according to the post. Two adults were arrested on pending drug possession charges and other outstanding warrants.
On June 9, White Earth police officers conducted their third drug raid. At about 9:50 a.m., police searched the Riverland Apartments building on Mahnomen College Road. During the raid, a supply of methamphetamines were seized and one individual was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and other outstanding felony warrants.

In total, five individuals were arrested in the raids, three male suspects and two female suspects.


All offenses were forwarded to the Mahnomen County Attorney's Office for charges.

Identities of the five detained suspects are unknown at this time, as well as the conditions leading to the issuance of the search warrants.

The White Earth Nation post concluded by stating: "The White Earth Police Department appreciates the communities in our great Nation standing up to these illicit drugs and for continuing a good partnership with our department."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Lead Multimedia Reporter for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus.
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