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By Grace Pastoor
Bemidji Pioneer 

Warroad pair charged after Red Lake police find 40 grams of meth


February 3, 2017

BEMIDJI-Two Warroad individuals have been charged with first-degree possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute after Red Lake police found almost 40 grams of the drug in their car, according to a criminal complaint.

Phillip Clarence Michael Athman, 27, and Heather Lynn Kjensrud, 21, were arrested Monday after a caller told Red Lake police that people in a silver PT Cruiser were selling narcotics outside of a grocery store.

When Red Lake officers located the car they asked Kjensrud to step out of the vehicle, the complaint said. When she did, they saw a clear baggie with other "distribution" baggies inside of it on the car floor.

An officer search of the vehicle revealed a large and a small bag, both containing "a crystal substance," which field-tested positive for meth, according to the complaint.

Phillip Athman

Because Athman and Kjensrud were not band members, they were turned over to Beltrami County deputies.

Kjensrud told deputies she and Athman were from Warroad-though the complaints list a Roosevelt, Minn., address for Kjensrud and a Milaca, Minn., address for Athman. Athman admitted that he had purchased the methamphetamine earlier on Monday for $800 per ounce, and that he and Kjensrud intended to return to Warrod and sell it for $200 per gram, the complaint said.

The two bags weighed a total of 39.7 grams.

Athman is currently being held in the Beltrami County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Feb. 6; Kjensrud is no longer listed on the jail's inmate list and has a Monday, Feb. 27 court date.


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