Fergus Falls Police break up drug ring involving drug rehab centerFergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Fergus Falls Police say they have broken up what amounts to a drug ring involving heroin and other narcotics that were being shipped to an unusual location; A drug rehab center in the city. It's landed one person in jail so far and another in a coma in a Fargo Hospital.
Fergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Fergus Falls Police say they have broken up what amounts to a drug ring involving heroin and other narcotics that were being shipped to an unusual location; A drug rehab center in the city. It's landed one person in jail so far and another in a coma in a Fargo Hospital.
Fergus Falls police say they tracked at least 9 packages that were sent from Minneapolis to the community addiction recovery center here in Fergus Falls that contained heroin, narcotic and non narcotic prescription drugs.
Police arrested 33-year old Rachel Lynn Campbell of Minneapolis who was staying at the treatment center and say she conspired with others to bring drugs into the facility.
The CARE facility is run by the department of social service and is for voluntary or civil commitment for substance abuse. Staff at the facility tipped police off to suspicious packages back in November.
KILE BERGREN - Fergus Falls Police: “We found that heroin and prescription medication were being hidden with inside packages. Some were hidden with in clothing, others shampoo and body wash.”
According to court documents Another woman Trista Marie Cloud was picked up at the CARE facility on a warrant from Cass County Minnesota back on December 15th. While in the Otter Tail county jail Cloud stopped breathing and was taken to the hospital. Police say that it appeared Cloud had overdosed. Cloud is currently in a coma in a Fargo Hospital.
Police say that Campbell will face additional charges because of Clouds apparent overdose.
Kile Bergren: “For the distribution of drugs that causes great bodily harm on another and so we are pursuing charges for that as well.”
Inspectors at the postal service helped with the investigation and charges are pending against 3 other people who are in jail in other counties on unrelated charges. Campbell will appear in court tomorrow and police say that as many as 6 more individuals may be charged in relation to the case.