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4 arrested in drug busts Wednesday in Duluth
By News Tribune on Feb 12, 2016 at 7:23 p.m.

A duo left a trail of money, pre-packaged heroin and a shattered window in their attempt to flee officers executing a search warrant Wednesday in Duluth.

Members of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force entered a residence on the 200 block of West Third Street at 8:45 p.m. to conduct the warrant, according to a news release.

Robert Tauqueer Johnson, 31, and Amberley Constance Sargent, 26, attempted to elude police by shattering a window and fleeing, police said in the release.

The suspects were apprehended and taken to the St. Louis County Jail. Police said they found a trail of currency, 15.4 grams of heroin packaged for sale and in bulk, packaging materials, scales, and a large amount of cash in the residence.

Both were formally charged Friday in State District Court with first-degree controlled substance crimes, according to the release.

It was the second drug bust conducted by local authorities on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, police seized 29 grams of methamphetamine during the execution of a search warrant in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Amanda Marie Lee, 34, and Donald Perry Felver, 20, both of Duluth, were arrested in the search conducted at a residence on the 2300 block of West Sixth Street.

Lee was formally charged Friday with first- and second-degree sale of a controlled substance; Felver was charged with aiding and abetting the crime. Both suspects have prior drug-related convictions.

Judge Jill Eichenwald set bail at $50,000 each. Lee and Felver remained in custody at the St. Louis County Jail late Friday.

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