Multi-agency effort nets drugs, firearm arrest in Brainerd

Cass County Minnesota Sheriff's Office is part of investigative team

Photo illustration / /

BRAINERD — A 59-year-old man from Brook Park was arrested at a Brainerd residence Tuesday, May 9, with formal charges related to drug possession, sales and firearm possession pending, Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk reported in a news release.

On Tuesday, May 9, pursuant to an investigation into the use, sale and trafficking of illegal controlled substances, Cass County Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted a search warrant at a residence on 145th Avenue in rural Brainerd with the assistance of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division investigators and Baxter Police Department, the news release said.

Approximately 30 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sale were seized along with marijuana. A Glock handgun was also seized from the residence.

Welk said most investigations start with a tip from the public. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to report suspected drug and other crime-related information to the sheriff’s office.

Headline News from The PineandLakes Echo Journal

Informants can request to speak to the investigation staff and they can remain anonymous. Informants can also report tips and information online through Crime Stoppers of MN through at

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "Pineandlakes Echo Journal." Often, the "Pineandlakes Echo Journal" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

Send us your news or story ideas by emailing or calling 218-855-5877. Be sure to leave a message!
What To Read Next
Get Local


Must Reads