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Agents from the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force, along with deputies and officers from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Renville Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant at a house on the 700 block of Main Street North in the townof Renville.
"The Civil Guard has seized the largest cache of packaged marijuana found so far," Spain's Civil Guard said in a statement.
Though the pardons are expected to affect nearly 6,600 people, data from the United States Sentencing Commission indicates only three Minnesotans are eligible to receive a pardon.
"We know that reckless, profit-driven dispensing practices fueled the crisis; but ... with better systems in place and proper heeding of red flag warnings, pharmacies can play a direct role in reducing opioid abuse and in saving lives."
From the editorial: And there is no evidence that any Halloween candy has been or will be replaced by, or contaminated with, fentanyl. It’s this year’s urban legend, keeping parents (and voters) on edge. We can hardly wait to see what next year’s Halloween panic will be.
Dolores Aranda, 44, of Willmar, was sentenced Oct. 6 in Kandiyohi County District Court to prison after she pleaded guilty to possessing and selling drugs. The two charges were filed in separate cases. According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement agents found more than 253 grams of marijuana and more than 167 grams of methamphetamine along with other drugs when executing a search warrant in March 2022.

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The report from Millennium Health analyzed urine samples from substance use disorder treatment testing in the first half of 2022. St. Louis County has seen a 2,500% increase in fentanyl positivity in 2022 compared to 2019.
Tyler Dean Ryks, 33, of Granite Falls, pleaded guilty to second-degree drug possession in August. He was formally sentenced Sept. 26 in Chippewa County District Court to 100 months in prison. Ryks was initially charged with first-degree drug possession after a state trooper found multiple drugs and paraphernalia on Ryks and in his vehicle after a traffic stop.
Marissa Elvira Mares, 32, of Montevideo, was convicted of second-degree drug possession in Chippewa County District Court and sentenced to 95 months in prison. According to the criminal complaint, a search of a vehicle driven by Mares yielded 282 Percocet pills and 168.5 grams of methamphetamine.

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