Cass County Sheriff: Several people busted in alleged Minnesota drug ring

(Moorhead, MN) -- More than a dozen people have been arrested in Minnesota in connection with a narcotics investigation. According to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, investigators with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies conducted several traffic stops and search warrants targeting methamphetamine.

So far, more than three pounds of meth and more than $11,000 has been recovered. The cases are active with investigations ongoing. Formal charges are pending for several people in a number of counties. Burch said 35-year-old Jeffrey Lee Thorsen of Hackensack, Minnesota has been identified as a leader of several of the cases. Investigators say Thorsen used people to take the drugs from the Twin Cities area to northern Minnesota to be sold.