BECKER -- An alert sheriff's deputy in Sherburne County made an arrest after spotting a man wanted on active warrants for his arrest.

The investigative sergeant was on his way to work Friday morning when he spotted 51-year-old Shane Priem of Elk River at a gas station in Elk River.

The plain-clothes officer first spotted Priem's vehicle at the gas station and then spotted Priem walking out of the store.

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After making the arrest, the sergeant searched Priem's vehicle and allegedly found a half-pound of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, Ziploc bags, and a digital scale.

Priem was booked into the Sherburne County Jail on suspicion of 1st-degree drug possession.


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