By: Angela Wendler
The fatal shooting of a woman in Oakdale is linked to the twenty-two people indicted in federal court for conspiring to transport and distribute large amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine in the Twin Cities.
The majority of the indicted are from Minnesota. One of the defendants, 53-year-old Scott Wayne Doree of Landfall, is the husband of Debra K. Doree. She was fatally shot by State Trooper, David Kalinoff after trying to flee a traffic stop in Oakdale, as reported by 5 Eyewitness News.
Kalinoff stopped Doree around 1:30 p.m. Sept. 3. He had be given information prior to the stop that she might be transporting drugs, according to the District Attorney's Office.
The Star Tribune reports that Doree agreed to sign a consent form for the car to be searched, but when Kalinoff began to walk back towards his car, she drove off.
Kalinoff ran after the car, but got his arm stuck on the passenger side door. He was dragged for 200 feet on the freeway before he was able shoot Doree.
Doree was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where she later died.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reports that 225 grams of methamphetamine were found in Doree's car.
The indictment charges Scott Doree and 21 other defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 of more grams of meth and 100 grams of marijuana, as reported by the Star Tribune.
The drug ring has allegedly been in operation since January 2010. The ring transported drugs from California to Minnesota to sell in the Twin Cities.