Two arrested, five children in protective custody after MN drug bust
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Two woman were arrested Thursday when authorities confiscated 14 grams of methamphetamine and five children were placed in protective custody.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Two woman were arrested Thursday when authorities confiscated 14 grams of methamphetamine and five children were placed in protective custody.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force conducted a drug enforcement operation at 4 p.m. by the Holiday Gas Station on the east side in Little Falls.
The women were arrested for felony first-degree sale of a controlled substance and second-degree possession methamphetamine. Jamie Tapia-Morrow, 30, Brooklyn Park, was arrested after allegedly selling a large quantity of meth and several prescription drugs to an individual in Little Falls. Sara Harrison, 28, Minneapolis, who was in the vehicle with Tapia-Morrow and found to be in possession of 14 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of $5,000.
Five children were also present in the vehicle with the suspects. Law enforcement officers discovered during the operation the adults were using the children to help in the sale of drugs, the Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported. All five children were placed in protective custody.
Tapia-Morrow and Harrison are being held at the Morrison County Jail pending formal charges of drug sales, possession and child endangerment.
The Morrison County Sheriff's Office and the Little Falls Police Department assisted the agencies with the arrests.