BLRR Drug Task force seizes more than $18K in currency

BROWN COUNTY — The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force (DTF) reports seizing more than $18,500 in currency used to buy or sell controlled substances over the past six months.

The DTF seized 1,388 grams of methamphetamine, 687 grams of marijuana and prescription pills and 10 grams of marijuana wax, over the same period. In addition, five firearms were located in residences over the same period, according to a Brown County Sheriff’s Dept. press release.

Several long-term investigations that were completed resulted in multiple arrests in Brown County including New Ulm and other county locations. A dozen search warrants were executed plus many undercover purchases resulted in 31 felony controlled substance arrests and warrant arrests with more arrests pending.

Six children were removed from residences were controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were located. The DTF works closely with child protection officers who provide services to children and their families.

Agencies involved in the investigations include New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield Police, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Brown County Family Services, the Minnesota Valley Drug Task Force and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.