Weather Forecast


Former drug dealer: Getting methadone paid for by state 'was an easy scam'

Email News Alerts

When Brandon Castellano was a drug dealer working in Cloquet and Duluth, he sold marijuana and pain-killers such as Oxycontin -- but his most profitable drug was methadone, he said.


And much of that methadone, he said, was paid for by the state of Minnesota.

The 33-year-old was a drug addict who said he enrolled as a patient at the Lake Superior Treatment Center about six years ago and got state-funded health insurance to pay for it.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.