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Bemidji Man Charged With Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

Nicholas Virgil Blackbear, 28, of Bemidji, Minn., was charged last week in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute an estimated 100 grams of heroin. Blackbear, along with Dwayne Jones Jr., 30, of Detroit, Mich., were charged earlier this month with transporting large...
Posted On Apr. 1 2016

Two Women Arrested for Possession and Sales of Methamphetamin in Little Falls

Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen and Little Falls Police Chief Greg Schirmers reported that on Thursday March 24th, 2016 at approximately 4 p.m., the Central MN Violent Offender Task Force, MN BCA, and Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force conducted a drug enforcement operation in the...

Alcohol and Meth Are Crow Wing County Most Used Drugs

About 300 people last year in Crow Wing County got help with their problem with alcohol while about 175 people in Crow Wing County got treatment for meth. The Crow Wing County Department of Community Service uses those numbers from Drug and Alcohol Abuse Normative Evaluation...
Posted On Jun. 10 2015
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Rehab or Jail? Which is Better for an Addict

1,349 inmates last year in Crow Wing County jail were there for alcohol drug related crimes. Compare that to 8 inmates who were there for murder. The National Institute of Justice found about two-thirds of our national’s inmates will return to jail within three years of being...
Posted On Mar. 26 2015
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Red Lake Drugs and Alcohol Summit

Today, over 200 people of all ages came out to Red Lake for the 9th Annual Drugs and Alcohol Summit. The keynote speaker talked about drugs and alcohol usage in the community, as well as the effect it has on not only the user, but also family and friends. The goal of the summit...
Posted On Feb. 12 2015
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$1.6 Million Grant Makes Strides Against Prenatal Substance Abuse

It may seem to be common sense that pregnancy and drugs and alcohol don’t mix, but every year thousands of babies suffer due to prenatal substance abuse. In 2010, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center had almost 3% of babies that tested positive for drugs on the day they were...
Posted On Nov. 12 2014
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