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Northeast Minnesota bust nets 4 pounds of meth

No-knock raid results in four arrests

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HERMANTOWN, Minn. — Hermantown police seized 4 pounds of meth and arrested four people on drug charges early Monday morning, July 29.

Following a monthlong investigation into suspected meth and marijuana sales at a house on the 4700 block of Morris Thomas Road, police were granted a "no-knock" search warrant they carried out at about 4 a.m.

"During the investigation it was learned that individuals associated with the address had violent past criminal history, including a history with firearms. For this reason, a night-time, 'no knock' search warrant was requested and granted," the department said in a news release.

Together with 380 grams of marijuana and more than 350 THC vape cartridges, police estimate the street value of the drugs seized at $212,000.

Arrested on suspicion of first-degree sales of methamphetamine were Alex William Leskey, 31, of Hermantown; Sidney Aijala Spendler, 30, of Duluth; and Bobbi Sue Nesgoda, 35, of Duluth. Walter Charles Johnson, 48, of Duluth, was arrested on suspicion of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

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