Authorities have reported that a 51-year-old woman was charged with both driving while under the influence of alcohol and drug possession following a routine traffic stop on the evening of Feb. 10. A subsequent breath test is said to have established that the woman's blood alcohol content was actually below Minnesota's .08 percent legal driving limit. Media accounts indicate that the woman was transported to the Washington County Jail after being taken into custody at the scene.
On July 5, authorities in Minnesota arrested five people for alleged drug offenses after a raid in Ideal Township. The operation was conducted by officers with the Lakes Area Drug Investigation Division, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and the Baxter Police Department.