Incident unfolded Nov. 1 in Crookston
Five people were arrested in Polk County after an early November incident in Crookston involving methamphetamine and marijuana. Dennis Richard Meade, 32, faces unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, Danielle Cody Franklin, 26, faces third-degree controlled substance possession and sale, Monitez James Henry, Jr., 33, faces fourth-degree DUI, DUI while under the influence of a controlled substance and driving without a valid license; and Gary Andre Mitchell, 36, and Lupita Teresa Werre, 31, were arrested for fifth-degree controlled substance sales and await formal charges.
According to the court complaint, on November 1 at around 8:45 p.m., a Crookston Police Department officer was dispatched to the 200 block of State Street in response to an ongoing assault and/or drug deal. The officer was advised that the suspects were in a Chevy Impala bearing North Dakota license plates. After the officer saw the Impala pull over, he pulled his squad car behind it. He noticed four people exit the vehicle, two males and two females, and one female, who was carrying a dark-colored bag, walked away from the scene even after the officer told her to stop and come back. The officer noted that they were parked less than a block from Old Museum Park in Crookston.
The male from the driver’s seat, identified as Monitez James Henry, Jr., who was known to have an extensive criminal history and currently on supervised released in Minnesota and on parole in North Dakota, had no I.D. and told the officer the car belonged to his girlfriend, Danielle Anderson, who walked away. Henry denied driving the vehicle, but had the keys. The other male who exited was identified as Gary Andre Mitchell, who was on supervised probation for