Stop for speeding leads to drug arrests


April 26, 2024

A couple stopped while traveling through Carlton County earlier this month remained in the local jail this week facing multiple felony charges.

Kenneth Sky Quade, 30, of Duluth, and Bethenia Elaine Rankins, 33, of Woodbury, Minnesota, both face first- and fifth-degree drug possession charges, with first degree charges for possession of 25 grams or more of heroin or fentanyl carrying up to $1 million in fines with maximum sentences of more than 30 years in prison.

A Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped the couple for speeding at 4:30 a.m. April 17 while they were traveling south on In...

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