drugs

Arrests made in ND drug pipeline

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Outgoing U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Drew Wrigley announces key arrests in a major drug trafficking investigation. Several members of the Michigan Reub gang are currently in custody due to a joint investigation between North Dakota and Michigan agencies. Wrigley says the operation involves tens of millions of dollars of narcotics and thus far has targeted…

More people indicted for trafficking drugs on North Dakota Indian reservations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – More charges have been filed in connection with what federal prosecutors say is a “pipeline” that’s transporting drugs from the Detroit area to Indian reservations in North Dakota. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says about 30 more people have been indicted charges in addition to the 26 defendants charged in federal court Thursday. Wrigley tells KVRR News…

Charges announced in large drug operation on Native American reservations in ND

Investigators are calling it "Operation Blue Prairie"

NORTH DAKOTA — Twenty six people are charged in what is being called an unprecedented drug distribution enterprise on Indian country in North Dakota. Operation Blue Prairie is the investigation into a large drug ring taking place on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain and Fort Berthold Indian Reservations since 2015. “It was the objective of this conspiracy to target…

Drug-related deaths in Minnesota rise sharply

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State health officials say drug overdose deaths in Minnesota increased 31% in the first half of 2020, compared to the same time in 2019. The Minnesota Department of Health said there were 490 overdose deaths from January to June 2020 and 373 deaths during the same period last year. The number of deaths took a…

Man Arrested After Chase In Vehicle Stolen From Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A Valley City man faces a number of charges after a chase in a stolen vehicle in Barnes County. 31-year-old Matthew Hough was chased around 10 p.m. after a report of a stolen Toyota Highlander in Valley City. He eventually stopped and was taken into custody by troopers and deputies. Hough faces charges including fleeing, unauthorized…

Ongoing Fargo drug investigation leads to significant seizure of drugs

As a result of the investigation, several people are facing state and federal charges.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department, with the help from several other agencies, served three search warrants on Tuesday as part of an ongoing drug investigation. The warrants, which were conducted at two residences and one local hotel, recovered approximately 1,400 M30 Fentanyl pills, nearly two ounces of Heroin, a few grams of Methamphetamine, a small amount of Marijuana, a Glock…

Federal Officials: “Slither Gang” Leader “Boogie” & Others Indicted

FARGO, N.D. — The leader of the Slither Gang is indicted by a federal grand jury. 26-year-old Abbot Aho, also known as Boogie, from Fergus Falls faces a number of charges including robbery, use of a firearm and aiding and abetting. Other members indicted include 21-year-old Josiah Aguilar of Dilworth, 21-year-old Jared Kaul of Fridley and 21-year-old Sarah Carlson of…