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Police: Drug crime increase in 2009 not cause for alarm


Felony drug-related arrests in Farmington increased by 440 percent in 2009, but police chief Brian Lindquist isn't all that concerned.

Lindquist attributes the increase to a natural ebb and flow. In 2007, the number of drug-related crimes was on the high side. In 2008, it dipped to a mere five felony drug-related arrests. In 2009, the number again spiked, this time up to 22.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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