A 25-year-old Balaton woman was arrested on drug charges on Thursday. The Brown Lyon Redwood Renville Drug Task Force (BLRR), Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force assisted in an investigation of a fentanyl distributor living in Balaton.  

A search warrant was conducted, and officials uncovered 6.5 grams of fentanyl, 4.2 grams of methamphetamine, and 24 grams of marijuana. The 6.5 grams of fentanyl is approximately 65 dosages worth $1,950. The 25-year-old Balaton woman was arrested and faces charges including 5th degree possession and possession with intent to distribute. 

Communities across the country have seen an increase in overdose deaths in the last two years and fentanyl is the leading cause of overdose deaths.  

The investigation was helped by a tip sent to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota. If you have information about any criminal or suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency or Crime Stoppers of Minnesota.