(GRAND PORTAGE, MN) – SIOUX LOOKOUT WOMAN ARRESTED AT BORDER BY COOK COUNTY POLICE
Grand Portage Port of Entry Seizes Cocaine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Grand Portage Port of Entry seized 20.9 grams of cocaine on March 16.
The seizure occurred when a CBP officer referred a brown Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 43-year-old female Canadian citizen from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. During an inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered 20 small baggies of a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine.
CBP officers took the driver of the vehicle into custody and turned her over to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Sources indicate the woman who allegedly had the cocaine is 43 year old MARY-ELIZABETH MESHAKE from Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Sources indicate that she claimed the cocaine was planted in her vehicle.
Two Canadian men drove down to post bail for her to be released.
“Working collaboratively with our state and local law enforcement partners is a key component of CBP,” said Port Director Craig Kalar. “Through that collaboration we were able to take these dangerous narcotics off our streets.”
With files from the Cook County Sherriffs Office