Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division officers, investigating Brainerd leads in the attempted shooting of a Little Falls police officer Aug. 29, arrested three people for operating a methamphetamine lab.
The three men were cleared of any connection with the shooting in Little Falls, Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc said today.
Two of the men arrested, Wendell Ollhoff, 34, Brainerd, and Michael Ollhoff, 24, Blaine, were charged in Crow Wing County Tuesday with first-degree manufacturing of a controlled substance charges.
The third man, James Ross, 53, Brainerd, at whose house the methamphetamine lab was located, was charged in court with first-degree aiding the manufacture of a controlled substance.
The three were arrested at a residence located at 610 North 10th Street Aug. 30 while LADID agents were assisting the Brainerd and Little Falls police departments and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
"We were staking out this house because we thought the Little Falls bad guys might be there and we noticed a lot of traffic going to and from the house," and that's when officers arrested the three men, said Bolduc. "We thought the guys they were looking for might be there, but they weren't. There was no connection."
Wendell Ollhoff and Michael Ollhoff are being held in Crow Wing County Jail. James Ross was released on from jail on his own recognizance.
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