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Drug Trafficking Through The F-M Area

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Police also revealed today that marijuana and cash were discovered in Sand's home during their investigation. Add that an earlier, much larger drug bust in Dilworth, authorities have seized more than 34 pounds of pot in a short period of time. Was it a coincidence or something more?

"We recognize that it's a problem in this area that we have drugs, and drugs are certainly involved in both of our big incidents in the last day." says Moorhead Lt. Tory Jacobson.

Police confiscated more than two pounds of marijuana and 11,000 dollars in cash from the Moorhead home where Wednesday's shooting took place. That was just a day after Dilworth Police seized 32 pounds of marijuana, other drugs, more cash, and an AK47 Rifle.

Lt. Jacobson explains how two major interstates are causing drugs being brought into the area. "Trafficking, interstate trafficking of drugs is something they train on. We have a lot of narcotics being trafficking brought in on the interstates, coming form the twin cities or out of state." Jacobson says.

Residents living near the home, where the shooting took place, say they are also aware of problems with drugs.

"it just comes kind of in waves, and it is kind of a corridor because of the fact that there's two interstates that meet right here in our area." says Vickie Sims who lives just a few houses down from Sand's rental home. She says being in the same neighborhood, made her uneasy with all the dangers drugs brought.

"you know just having it in your neighborhood is kind of unsettling." Vickie says. But police say these incidents help shine light to an on-going problem.

"I think it's just more proof," Jacobson says, "Um we continue to have cases that develop, right here in the metro are Fargo and Moorhead of large amounts. And clearly there's a market here."

But law enforcement say with the help from the community they can continue to catch the suspects. "We take it very serious and with their help, and information that we do receive from them we are successful." Jacobson says.

And there are ways to help police and still keep your identity safe. Both the Moorhead and Fargo departments have hotlines to call, information online to fill out, and Fargo even has a number to text police about suspicious activity.

To report a crime or something suspicious Click Here for the Moorhead PD online questionnaire. To call the Moorhead hotline the number is 218-299-5122.

For the Fargo PD Click Here to submit an online tip.  To text their hotline the number is 701-730-8888.  Or to call the hotline the number is 701-241-5777.

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