2 adults arrested, 3 kids taken into protective custody in Moorhead drug raid

By  | 

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) Law enforcement in Minnesota arrested two people on drug and child endangerment charges as three children were placed into protective custody with one hospitalized.

Nathan Wayne Carr, 41, and Jasmine Janelle Mendoza, 25, both of Moorhead were arrested Tuesday after a narcotics search warrant was executed at an apartment on 1119 19th St. S. in Moorhead, according to police.

Carr was charged with 1st degree sales of a controlled substance and child endangerment. Mendoza was charged with child endangerment.

An 18-month-old boy taken from the home tested positive for methamphetamine and was flown to Sanford Hospital due to “him going through withdrawals,” according to the Moorhead Police Department.

Inside the apartment, investigators said they found approximately 290 grams of meth and 15 grams of cocaine. The drugs had an approximate street value of $30,500, according to Moorhead police.

The warrant was conducted by members of the Lakes to River Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.

That task force is made up of members from the Moorhead and Breckenridge police departments and the Clay County and Wilkin County sheriff’s office.

An investigation into possible sales of narcotics at the apartment led to the drug warrant.