STARKWEATHER, N.D. — Residents of a small Ramsey County community are worried for their safety, saying meth is taking over their town after three people were arrested for manufacturing the drug near the city's school.
Starkweather, a town of just over 100 people, has seen a recent streak of meth related incidents, with six people arrested in the last six weeks on charges related to the drug.
The Starkweather Public School has been put into lock down once while police searched the surrounding area for suspects.
"We had a high speed chase here about three weeks ago that was like 60 miles per hour down Main Street,” said Starkweather Mayor Glen Weber. “You can't have that going on in a small town like this."
The Ramsey County State's Attorney expects more charges to be filed within the coming days.
Starkweather's city board plans to meet Monday, May 6, to talk about the drug problem. At that meeting they'll decide what their next steps will be.
Starkweather is about 95 miles northwest of Grand Forks.