Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

440 1st Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone (218) 326-3477

Fax (218) 326-4663

Press Release

Contact: Sheriff Vic Williams

Phone: 218-326-3477


June 27, 2014


On June 26th The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office executed a court ordered drug search warrant at a residence located at 2 Stephens Street in the City of Taconite.


Officers seized 4 pounds of suspected synthetic marijuana "Spice" in the residence. The synthetic marijuana has a street value of $4,000.00. Officers also found drug paraphernalia and items consistent with manufacturing the synthetic marijuana as well as evidence that indicated that synthetic marijuana was being sold from the home. Officers also seized items of evidence that indicated methamphetamine use in the home.


Six individuals were within the residence at the time the search warrant was executed and two of those parties were arrested. Kevin John Leclair, 53 years of age, the owner of the home was charged with felony 5th degree possession of controlled substance. David Vincent Thrasher, 61 years of age, was charged with felony 5th degree possession of controlled substance and obstruction of justice.


The Search Warrant execution was the result of a three month investigation conducted by the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Officers from the Minnesota State Patrol and the Grand Rapids Police Department.


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