Man Arrested Following Drug Bust and Bomb Disposal Near Merrifield
The Crow Wing County Bomb Team assisted in a drug bust near Merrifield and dismantled an improvised explosive device in the home.
Donald Eugene Lewandowski was taken into custody and is housed at the Crow Wing County Jail on the following charges:
- Felony probation violation
- Two counts of fifth-degree possession of controlled substance receiving stolen property
- Possession of firearms or ammunition by a prohibited person
- Possession of an explosive device by a prohibited person
Three other individuals were charged but not arrested for either possession of a controlled substance or possession of firearms or ammunition by a prohibited person.
The Crow Wing County Bomb Team, the Crosslake Police Department, and the Minnesota BCA executed a search warrant at a home located in the 13000 block of North Horseshoe Lake Road in Mission Township on Wednesday. After the bomb team dismantled and disposed of the improvised explosive device, authorities recovered stolen property and seized methamphetamine and psilocybin mushrooms with a street value of more than $1,000.