Meth, cocaine and $710K in cash seized in West St. Paul

The huge haul was uncovered by the Dakota County Drug Task Force.
Publish date:

A raid on a property in West St. Paul turned up a huge haul of drugs and cash, potentially worth millions of dollars.

The Dakota County Drug Force, with the help of K-9 officer Crystal, found the drugs and cash after executing a search warrant, West St. Paul Police Department announced on Thursday.

Seized in the raid was 45lbs of meth, 15.5 kilos of cocaine and more than $710,000 in cash.

Street values for the drugs haven't been released, but a separate raid in New Ulm this month saw 7 lbs of meth valued at approximately $250,000, meaning the amount discovered in West. St. Paul could be worth seven figures.

Cocaine meanwhile goes for between $25,000-$34,000 per kilo in Minnesota, according to Narcotics News, potentially putting its value at up to half a million dollars.

West St. Paul PD says the cash seized will be split among various agencies at the federal, state, county and local level.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 8.42.40 PM

Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

coronavirus, masks, covid-19

Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

Ted Schweich

Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.

Andrew Palmer

Charges: Coach raped teenage girl on Minnesota basketball team

The 33-year-old head coach has been charged in connection to the alleged crimes.

radio station, microphone

WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis a step closer to banning facial recognition technology

There are concerns about it leading to a surveillance state, and that it could harm disadvantaged communities.

covid-19, coronavirus, PPE

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 22

Nearly 50,000 Minnesotans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

police lights

Police recover more than 14 pounds of meth, 4,000 pills during drug bust

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection to the drugs.

Gopher hockey

Gophers respond to drop in rankings with 10-goal outburst

It had been 17 years since the Gophers last scored 10 goals in a game.


Screen Shot 2019-07-09 at 8.32.25 PM

Young man found dead in West St. Paul apartment

The discovery was made at an apartment complex on Tuesday morning.

police lights

Two arrested after drug bust finds $150K of meth, $72K in cash

The CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force arrested the two on Wednesday.

$250K-worth of meth seized in New Ulm raids

Two people were arrested for possession of drugs and firearms.

Screen Shot 2020-05-12 at 10.26.53 AM

Twin Cities drug bust nets $615,000-worth of meth, cocaine

The drug bust led to nearly 115 pounds of narcotics.

Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 9.16.20 PM

Huge meth seizure after raid at high-rise Minneapolis apartment

Authorities seized 64 pounds of meth, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.