HIBBING — Agents of the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force (BWDTF) have conducted 15 drug-related arrests in the area recently.

The concluded investigations and arrests resulted in felony charges being filed in St. Louis County District Court and Carlton County District Court, the BWDTF announced Wednesday.

The incidents as follows are listed in chronological order:

• Jesse R. Makela, 30, of Hibbing, Amanda J. Meittunen, 28, of Chisholm, and JoAnne Louise Myers, 51, of Hibbing, were formally charged April 25 in Carlton County District Court in Carlton, Minn., with one felony count each of second degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the BWDTF. The BWDTF was assisted by East Central Drug Task Force, Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Cloquet Police Department and Minnesota State patrol. Makela’s next court appearance is set for June 20, in Carlton. Meittunen’s next court appearance is set for July 10, in Carlton. Myers’s next court appearance is set for June 26, in Carlton.

• Jennifer L. Hasbrouck, 30, of Hibbing, was formally charged May 1 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing, with one felony count of third degree sales of a controlled substance (oxycodone), as a result of an investigation conducted by the BWDTF. Her next scheduled court appearance is set for June 20, in Hibbing.

• Ryan J. Alsaker, 24, of Forest Lake, Minn., was formally charged May 3 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing, with two felony counts of sales of a simulated controlled substance and sale of a non-controlled/simulated substance for substantially excessive consideration, as a result of an investigation conducted by BWDTF. His next court appearance is set for Thursday, June 6, in Hibbing.

• Herman C. Lambert, 56, of Hibbing, was formally charged May 8 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing, with one felony count of first degree sale of a controlled substance (prescription medication), as a result of an investigation conducted by members of BWDTF. Lambert’s next court appearance is set for July 11, in Hibbing.

• Mitchell D. Saltzman, 32, of Mountain Iron, was formally charged May 10 in St. Louis County District Court in Virginia, with three felony counts of third degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in a public housing zone, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and store methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child, as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the BWDTF and the Virginia Police Department. Saltzman’s next court appearance is set for June 17, in Virginia.

• Olivia M. Hanegmon, 34, of Chisholm, was formally charged May 13 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing, with one felony count of third degree sales of a controlled substance (morphine), as a result of an investigation conducted by the BWDTF. Her next scheduled court appearance is set for Thursday, June 6, in Hibbing.

• Ruth A. Thuringer, 48, of Virginia, was formally charged on May 16 in St. Louis County District Court in Virginia, with five felony counts of second degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to sell, third degree sale of a controlled substance (Opana), third degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell, third degree possession of a controlled substance (clonazepam) with intent to sell and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance (lorazepam), as a result of an investigation conducted by the BWDTF. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office assisted the investigation. Her next scheduled court appearance is set for June 17, in Virginia.

• Michael W. Wentzlaff, 46, of Hibbing, was formally charged on May 17 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing, with one felony county of third degree sale of a controlled substance (oxycodone), as a result of an investigation conducted by the BWDTF. His next court appearance is set for Thursday, June 6, in Hibbing.

• Michelle M. Sailor, 21, of Eveleth, was formally charged May 17 in St. Louis County District Court in Virginia, with two felony counts of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and store methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child, as a result of an investigation conducted by the BWDTF. The Eveleth Police department assisted with the investigation. Her next court appearance is set for Friday, June 7, in Virginia.

• Jason M. Anderson, 37, of Mountain Iron, and Nichole N. Gibson, 33, of Eveleth, were formally charged May 10 in St. Louis County District Court in Virginia. Anderson was charged with four felony counts of second degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), prohibited person in possession of a firearm and two counts of store methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. Gibson was charged with three felony counts and one misdemeanor count of second degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), two counts of store methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child and obstructing the legal process. Both were arrested as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the BWDTF. The Eveleth Police Department and Arrowhead Regional Corrections assisted in the investigation. Anderson’s next court appearance is set for June 17, in Virginia. Gibson’s next court appearance is set for July 15, in Virginia.

• Bradley A. Unzeitig, 20, of Buhl, and Mackenzie J. Melbo, 19, of Buhl, were formally charged May 17 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing, with one felony count each of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), as a result of an investigation conducted by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in Hibbing and the BWDTF, in which a small marijuana growing operation was discovered in a residence in the city of Buhl. Unzeitig’s next scheduled court appearance is set for Thursday, June 13, in Hibbing. Melbo’s next scheduled court appearance is set for Monday, June 10, in Hibbing.

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