Methamphetamine cases up from 2017, County Attorney says it remains the drug of choice in the area

By |2018-06-21T13:29:00-05:00June 21st, 2018|

As Mankato grows, so do drug crimes. Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott says methamphetamine continues to be the drug of choice in the area. "We don't see the labs anymore. But the issue is supply and demand. You can go back to fifteen years ago and a pound of meth might cost ten twelve-thousand dollars. Today, because it's flooded in the market with the cartel coming up from Mexico and other areas, that same pound of meth will cost maybe two, three-thousand dollars on the street. So, it's readily available." Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott Data from the [...]

UPDATE: Mankato man facing charge of 3rd Degree Homicide after woman dies from drug overdose

By |2018-05-11T14:34:20-05:00May 11th, 2018|

More details are emerging after a North Mankato woman was found dead on April 12th due to a drug overdose. Authorities say the 29-year old female victim was found in her apartment at 248 Nicollet Avenue and the dangerous drug Fentanyl was found in her system. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner ruled the death an overdose. 38-year old Otis Dear. Agents say an investigation into the source of the drug led them to 38-year old Otis Dear of Mankato. Dear was arrested Friday in connection with the incident and is facing a charge of 3rd Degree Homicide. He is [...]

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