[Grand Rapids, MN] On January 19th Minnesota State Trooper Tesa McCleod was recognized by the United States Police K-9 Association for her actions several months ago that led to the recovery of a large quantity of Methamphetamine. While patrolling Highway 169 in Coleraine at 1:30 AM she witnessed the driver of an automobile commit a traffic Violation. Trooper McCleod stopped the vehicle and identified the driver and passenger. The driver was from the Twin Cities and neither could offer a legitimate explanation as to where they were coming from or going. Suspecting that the pair may be involved in drug activity, Trooper McLeod, radioed for Grand Rapids Police K-9 Officer Gary O’Brien who responded with his K-9 partner “Radar”. Radar performed an open air sniff the vehicle which indicated that illicit drugs were present. A search of the vehicle revealed a large quantity of Methamphetamine. Both driver and passenger were arrested and placed in the Itasca County Jail.