Drug investigation leads to arrest

Drug agents seized a large amount of drugs, including controlled substances, marijuana and legend drugs.

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A 58-year-old Pillager man was arrested Tuesday, June 15, following an ongoing investigation into the sales and use of drugs.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Crow Wing County Lakes Area Drug Investigation Division Task Force conducted a search warrant at a residence in Sylvan Township in rural Pillager. Drug agents seized 9.7 grams of methamphetamine, 324 grams of marijuana, three dosage units of a schedule II controlled substance, two dosage units of a schedule IV controlled substance, 15 dosage units of a legend drug, 2 grams of marijuana wax, 12 marijuana plants and ammunition.

The sheriff's office prepared pending charges against the Pillager man relating to drug sales and drug possession for the attorney’s office to review.

Sheriff Tom Burch reports some information that led to this arrest was gathered from an anonymous Crime Stoppers of Minnesota Tip. Tips can be submitted safely and anonymously through the website at or by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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