Drugs, stolen property and an improvised explosive device were among the items found when law enforcement authorities from multiple agencies executed a search warrant Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Mission Township.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reported Sept. 9 that the sheriff’s office investigations unit and the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division executed a search warrant with assistance from the Crow Wing County Bomb Squad, the Crosslake Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at a residence on the 13000 block of North Horseshoe Lake Road in Mission Township.

Donald Eugene Lewandowski
Donald Eugene Lewandowski

During the search, an improvised explosive device was located inside the residence. In the criminal complaint, the device was described as a cylindrical object wrapped in duct tape with an exposed fuse believed to be a pipe bomb. The Crow Wing County Bomb Team responded, rendered the device safe and disposed of it.

Approximately 15.7 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $315 and approximately 8.6 grams of psilocybin mushrooms with a street value of $730 were recovered. Among stolen property recovered from a burglary earlier in the summer was a travel trailer, an all-terrain vehicle, a snowmobile and trailer, and a heater.

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Donald Eugene Lewandowski was taken into custody and charged with a felony probation violation, two counts of fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, receiving stolen property, possession of firearms or ammunition by a prohibited person, and possession of an explosive device by a prohibited person.

Also charged but not arrested were Brian William Durant for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, Erick Allen Lewandowski for possession of firearms or ammunition by a prohibited person and Kathlene Ann Walther for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.