Two arrested at Superior residence during warrant searchTwo men are in custody on warrants following a police raid on a Superior residence.
Two men are in custody on warrants following a police raid on a Superior residence.
About 4 a.m. today, members of the Lake Superior Drug & Gang Task Force, and investigators from the Superior Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant at 1201 Weeks Ave.
The Superior Police Department’s Emergency Response Team assisted in the search, according to a news release issued by the Superior Police Department.
The search warrant resulted from a joint investigation and focused on narcotics, firearms and stolen property.
Police arrested two people at the scene on existing warrants.
Matthew L. Olson, 32, and Ryan J. Pursi, 26, are in the Douglas County Jail on those warrants.
Additional charges against Olson will be referred to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. They include receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to deliver MDPV — commonly known as bath salts, a synthetic drug. The bath salt and stolen property charges are felonies, according to Chief Deputy Nicholas Alexander.
During the search of the residence, about 10 grams of suspected MDPV — bath salts — were located along with nine handguns and rifles, and over $3,000 in U.S. currency. One of the firearms, a rifle, has been confirmed stolen, Alexander stated.
This investigation is yet another example of enforcement activities surrounding distribution of synthetic drugs in the Northland.
This is an ongoing investigation so no further details will be released, Alexander said.