Minden Police Officers make bust on I-20

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Three Minnesota residents are spending time behind bars, thanks to alert police work.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said OFC. Shawn Griffith was working Interstate 20 eastbound Saturday morning, when the driver of a vehicle with Minnesota tags, drew his attention.

“As the driver passed the unit, he reduced the speed really low,” the chief said. “Officer Griffith followed the vehicle, and it got off at the Minden exit and went south toward Sibley.”

The chief said the vehicle backed into a trailer manufacturing company parking lot, and Griffith stayed back to watch.

“A female exited the vehicle and looked to see if she could spot the police car,” Cropper said. “Eventually, the vehicle came back to the interstate, still driving really slow – like 20 miles per hour.”

With the help of officers Kendale Booker and Reece Tewell, along with Sgt. Chris Hammontree and K-9 Officer Tigo, Griffith conducted a search of the vehicle, which yielded 14 individual bags of Black Tar Heroin (totaling 42 grams), two digital scales, small plastic baggies, a clear bag of Methamphetamine (two grams), Marijuana THC cream, Marijuana THC oil and a glass pipes.

All the subjects reportedly blamed each other for the narcotics and no one accepted ownership.

Lenorris Antwoine Drummond, 34, of Shakopee, Minn., Kimberly Marie Walsh, 30, of Saint Peter, Minn., and and Cory Groff, 47, of Prior Lake, Minn., were arrested on multiple accounts of possession of Heroin with intent, Marijuana, Suboxone, Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.


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