Morrison County Sheriff’s Office News Release • October 7, 2016


On October 5, 2016 the Central MN Violent Offender Task Force along with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Little Falls Police Department executed a search warrant on Prairie Drive in the City of Little Falls. The search warrant was in response to an investigation that took place after a tip was called in regarding drug activity at the residence. Investigators with the Central MN Violent Offender Task Force investigated the complaint along with Morrison County Social Services. As a result of the investigation Probable Cause was established to search the residence for drugs and related paraphernalia. As a result of the search and investigation, Lauren Dauphinais, a 30 year old resident of Little Falls and Jason Foster, a 36 year old resident of Little Falls, were taken into custody and are awaiting possible charges of Drug Possession and Child Endangerment. Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia along with a large amount of cash were seized from the residence. A young child was removed from the house and placed into foster care for health and safety purposes.

The Central MN Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of Investigators from the Morrison, Todd, Benton, Stearns and Sherburne County Sheriff’s Offices and the Little Falls, St. Cloud, and Sauk Rapids Police Departments.

Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen and Little Falls Police Chief Greg Schirmers want to remind the public to continue reporting suspicious or suspected drug activity. The Morrison County Drug Tip Line is available to leave anonymous messages. The local number is 632-0377 and the toll-free number is 888-378-4847.