A woman from Minneapolis appeared in District Court in Beltrami County this week after being captured by a bounty hunter in Bemidji, Minnesota. 25-year-old Delisha Rae Rodriguez and two male accomplices were arrested earlier this year in Bemidji after they tried to transport more than 40 grams of methamphetamines to the Red Lake Indian Reservation from Minneapolis.
She has been charged with first degree sale of an illegal drug, which is a federal offense. She faces a possible maximum prison sentence of 30 years as well as $1 million in fines. One of her accomplices was sentenced to 69 months at his sentencing in August and the other is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.
Bounty hunter James Cumler with US Bail and Fugitive Enforcement began his search for Rodriguez when he learned that a warrant had been issued for her arrest in September after she failed to comply with the conditions of her release. His investigation and subsequent search for Rodriguez lasted nine days and ended when he located her in Minneapolis.
According to a statement issued by Cumler, the fugitive had been hiding out on the Red Lake Reservation to which she was trying to transport the illegal drugs but had left there and gone to Minneapolis when she learned that she was being tracked by law enforcement and fugitive recovery agents.
Cumler and his recovery associates got a tip about Rodriguez’s whereabouts and staked out a home in suburban Minneapolis. After two days of surveying the location, they found her hiding under a blanket in the back seat of a parked car in the driveway. Culmer says that Rodriguez had an airsoft pistol in the car with her when he and his partner found her but that she was taken into custody without incident.