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Austin John Overfors
Austin John Overfors

Duluth man arrested on meth charges

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Duluth Minnesota 424 W. First St. 55802

Duluth Police say they’ve again arrested a familiar face on drug charges.

Austin John Overfors, 20, of Duluth, was taken into custody late Wednesday after police said marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in his car.

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An officer was patrolling the 6300 block of Brighton Beach Road after 11 p.m. when he observed a suspicious vehicle. The driver was identified as Overfors, and drugs were located during a search of the car, according to a police department news release.

Overfors was arrested on four St. Louis County warrants and for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles and driving after revocation.

Overfors has frequently been on the department’s radar — he was named the Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week in June and was later arrested on warrants. He was also charged with third-degree sale of a controlled substance during “Operation Exile,” a statewide crackdown on heroin this spring.

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