Police found meth, cash in raid of northern Minnesota bar

A man has been arraigned on drug and weapons charges following the search.
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Black Bear Cafe

A raid of a bar in Tower, Minnesota turned up a significant quantity of drugs and cash earlier this week.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force carried out a search warrant at the Black Bear Cafe on Tuesday.

They found 128 grams of meth and a "large amount of cash."

Robert Yernatich

It followed an investigation into Robert Yernatich, 49, who has been arraigned for 1st degree sale and possession of meth, possession of ammunition by a felon and possession of a stun gun by a felon.

The Black Bear Cafe, at 6699 Hwy. 169 in Vermilion Lake Township, has been owned since 1976 by Jerry Yernatich, who ran it with his wife Kathy until her death in 2012.

The obituary for Kathy Yernatich listed Robert Yernatich as one of their sons.

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