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Hibbing Police recover nearly 180 grams of meth in 3 days

HIBBING, MN -- In three days, the Hibbing Police Department seized nearly 180 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 2.5 grams of suspected heroin during traffic stops.

According to officials, on July 27, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Mitchell Bridge.

Reports stated the 30-year-old driver removed a backpack from the vehicle, and placed it over the guard rail.

Police said the driver appeared under the influence.

When officers searched the backpack, they found about 49 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 2.5 grams of heroin and about three grams of meth on the suspect.

The suspect was booked into the St. Louis County Jail. Charges are pending.

In a separate incident on July 30, Hibbing Police responded to suspicious activity at the intersections of Highway 73 and Townline Road.

A witness said screaming and yelling could be heard coming from a vehicle located in the parking lot of the Maple Hill Community center.

While officers were speaking with a 24-year-old female and 28-year-old male, they saw drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Officers located about 125 grams of suspected methamphetamine, according to Hibbing Police.

They were both arrested. Charges are pending.

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