FARGO — As part of an ongoing drug investigation, the Fargo Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 26, seized nearly 13 pounds methamphetamine and more than $17,000 in cash.
According to information provided by the Fargo Police Department:
The Police Department's narcotics unit was conducting surveillance on a local hotel when an individual involved in the investigation left the area in a vehicle.
A traffic stop was done in Glyndon, Minn., by the Glyndon Police Department, during which about a half ounce of methamphetamine was seized along with with $750 in cash.
The Fargo police narcotics unit then executed a search warrant at the hotel and about 2 ounces of methamphetamine was seized along with $1,100 in cash.
One of the suspects attempted to flush the drugs down the toilet as detectives were entering the room.
With evidence gained from that operation, a second search warrant was executed at another local hotel, which led to the seizure of an estimated 6 pounds of methamphetamine and $17,200 in cash.
More investigation revealed that a shipment of methamphetamine was due to arrive shortly at the same location. When the suspects arrived, they were detained and another 6½ pounds of methamphetamine was seized.
The Fargo Police Department narcotics unit initiated the investigation, but as it progressed it received assistance from several other local agencies, including the Moorhead Police Department narcotics unit, the DEA Drug Task Force, and the Glyndon Police Department.
The investigation remains ongoing, Fargo police said.