Pine County Residents Arrested In Multi-County Meth Bust

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 6:15 am

The Cloquet Police Department is announcing a $10,000 methamphetamine bust in a case spanning Carlton and Pine counties.

WDIO of Duluth reports that in a news release, Cloquet authorities said large quantities of the drug were being transported to Carlton County from Pine County.

During the investigation, Cloquet Police Detectives were able to purchase meth on numerous occasions from a Carlton County resident. Through the investigation officers were also able to identify the Pine County resident the drugs were being purchased from.

Randall Eugene Cook, 64, of Pine County was charged with 1st degree sale of methamphetamine and 2nd degree possession of methamphetamine. Cook’s charges are being handled through Pine County Court.

Jeffery Eric Bistodeau, 51, of Pine County was charged with 5th degree Possession of methamphetamine. Charges are also being handled through Pine County Court.

Dale Lavern Casler, Jr., 47, of Cloquet was charged with Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the 1st degree.

The Cloquet Police Department was assisted throughout the investigation by the Carlton County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Moose Lake Police Department and Pine County Sheriff’s Department.

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