Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)



September 16, 2022

Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on September 10th 2022, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, pursuant to an investigation into the use, sales and trafficking of illegal controlled substances, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Crow Wing County, with the assistance of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. During the investigation, 452 grams (one pound) of suspected methamphetamine and US currency in the amount of $6,500.00 was seized. Arrested during the investigation was Candice Whitebird, age 42 of Walker MN. The investigation indicates that the drugs were bound for the Walker MN/Leech Lake Reservation area. Formal charges related to drug possession and sales are pending. Assisting in the investigation were the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and the Baxter Police Department.

Sheriff Burch reports that most of the investigations start with a tip from the public. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to report suspected drug or other crime related information to the Sheriff’s Office. You can request to speak to the Investigation staff, and you can remain anonymous. You can also report tips and information online through Crime Stoppers of MN through their website portal at:


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