Four arrested on meth charges


GRAND FORKS — An East Grand Forks, Minn., felon’s purchase of cold medicine at a local pharmacy led drug-enforcement agents to what they say is another meth-making operation in the area.

James Michael Richter was arrested Wednesday with Joseph Stanley Austreng and his wife, Joyce Elane Austreng, a Grand Forks couple who agents say supplied Richter with pseudoephedrine, an ingredient in cold medicine and in meth.

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Tu-Uyen Tran
Tran is content editor for the Herald. He began work at the newspaper in 1999 as a reporter and has covered business, City Hall, higher education and science. Before his current position, he served as night editor. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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