Pair charged with selling meth in northwest Minn.
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man and a Leonard, Minn., woman were charged Tuesday with first-degree drug sales after deputies allegedly found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.
The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force had been surveilling Misty Dawn Dyrdahl, 23, and Billy Dale Vincent, 40, according to a criminal complaint. On June 9, task force agents told a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy that the occupants of a 2015 Buick had picked up a "significant amount" of methamphetamine at a "known location" in Minnesota and were taking it back to Bemidji on the morning of June 10.
The complaint states that the deputy "encountered" the Buick at about 4:23 a.m. June 10 traveling north near County Road 50.
The deputy tried to stop the Buick but the driver fled several blocks before deputies were able to stop the vehicle.
The deputy identified the driver as Vincent and the passenger as Dyrdahl, the complaint said. While searching the Buick, deputies seized more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, $300 in cash and drug paraphernalia.
Vincent was convicted of first-degree sale of methamphetamine in Beltrami County in 2005 and of aiding and abetting second-degree sale of methamphetamine in Cass County in 2018. Dyrdahl was convicted of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute in Clearwater County in 2014.
Dyrdahl is scheduled to appear in court June 18, and Vincent is scheduled to appear June 20.