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Published September 17, 2009, 07:32 AM

Meth found at casino, 3 arrested

HANKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say they found a pound of methamphetamine packaged for sale in a room at the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson and arrested three people.

HANKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say they found a pound of methamphetamine packaged for sale in a room at the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson and arrested three people.

The meth, with a street value estimated at $80,000, was arrested after a search Wednesday by the Southeast Multi-County Agency Drug Task Force.

Authorities said 40-year-old Michelle Quintero of Lidgerwood and 39-year-old Manuel Quintero of Paramount, Calif., were charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.

A third defendant, 46-year-old Debbie Lee McFadden of San Pedro, Calif., was charged with possession of meth paraphernalia.

Authorities said bond was set at $1 million for the Quinteros and $25,000 for McFadden.

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