AITKIN — Two people were arrested for multiple drug-related felonies Tuesday, July 28, in Aitkin by the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force.

In a news release, the Aitkin Police Department reported it assisted in the arrests along with the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office of Derrick Russel Hoff, 35, of Bruno, and Rebecca Kay Bayliss, 35, of Aitkin. The arrest took place on the 100 block of Third Avenue Southeast.

Derrick Russel Hoff
Derrick Russel Hoff
Rebecca Kay Bayliss
Rebecca Kay Bayliss

Hoff was charged with seven felonies: third-degree drug possession of 10 grams or more, fourth-degree possession with the intent to sell, fifth-degree drug possession, two counts for being a felon in possession of a firearm following a conviction of a crime of violence, and two counts for the same in possession of ammunition.

Bayliss was charged with four felonies: third-degree drug possession of 10 grams or more, fourth-degree possession with the intent to sell, fifth-degree drug possession, and aiding an offender.