FL man arrested for possession of drugs, stolen property

Clint Riese
News Editor

A bust headed by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Marshals, led to the arrest of a Forest Lake man Oct. 23.

Steven J. Barthold, 50, was taken into custody in the 21100 block of Everton Avenue North. According to Forest Lake Police Department Capt. Greg Weiss, authorities uncovered 6 ounces of methamphetamine, 5 ounces of marijuana and numerous oxycodone and other prescription pills. They also found a significant amount of U.S. currency. Also during the warrant search, a stolen trailer was discovered that contained items that police connected to a theft of Habitat for Humanity in Edina.

Weiss said Barthold was arrested on charges of first-degree controlled substance possession and felony possession of stolen property.

Barthold was on federal parole at the time, Weiss said.

Parking ordinance

The “falling back” by one hour over the weekend was preceded by another sign of the changing seasons. As of Friday, Forest Lake’s winter parking ordinance went into effect. Street parking is prohibited from 2-6 a.m. throughout the city. Offenders will be ticketed. The restriction runs until April.