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$5 million reward for capture of Chinese trafficker linked to death in North Dakota

FARGO (KVRR) – The State Department is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a People’s Republic of China national who’s been linked to overdose deaths in North Dakota, Oregon, North Carolina, and New Jersey. Federal prosecutors say Jian Zhang is a key leader of the transnational criminal Zhang Drug…

Man Faces Murder Charge After Fatal Overdose in Polk County

Andre Metcalf 1/1 Georgie Piatkoff Show Caption Hide Caption POLK CO., Minn. — Two people are arrested as Polk County authorities investigate the death of a woman who is believed to have overdosed on fentanyl. The sheriff’s office says 32 -year old Katie Flick of Erskine was found dead at a home 7 miles from Fertile. 29-year old George Piatkoff…

Deputy faces drug charges in crash that killed two people

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – An Otter Tail County  deputy has been charged with misconduct and driving under the influence of fentanyl in connection to a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly crash in Fergus Falls last October. Deputy Kelly Backman was in pursuit of a minivan driven by a man in a drug investigation when the van slammed…

Federal grand jury indicts Michigan man, 5,000 fentanyl pills seized

FARGO (KVRR) – A federal grand jury has indicted a Michigan man suspected of transporting large quantities of fentanyl pills to North Dakota. Twenty-five-year-old Larry Owens III is charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl over 400 grams. Federal prosecutors say Owens was arrested in June 10, 2020, while transporting hundreds of suspected fentanyl pills. After…

Fargo Police investigates increase in fentanyl overdoses

"Our overdoses have tripled from 2019 to 2020."

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department is hoping to crack down on the increase in fentanyl overdose cases throughout the metro. After a rise in overdose cases containing fentanyl, the Fargo Police Department says they are investigating narcotic distributions within the area. “These traffickers and dealers make the best out of what they have to provide illegal narcotics to…

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…

Fargo Police warn of Fentanyl laced pills connected to several overdoses

The pills are connected to several overdosed throughout North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is warning the community about counterfeit pills that have been laced with Fentanyl. The pills are connected to several overdosed throughout North Dakota. Police say the pills resemble 30mg Oxycodone. They have a greet tint and usually are printed with an “M” on one side and a “30” on the other side. Anyone who illegally…

Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force Investigating Overdoses Linked to Blue Pills

The pills are reported to be extremely potent and potentially fatal.

BELTRAMI COUNTY, N.D.–The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force is warning the public about a fatal drug linked to multiple overdoses in the region. The Task Force says small blue pills being sold as 30mg Percocet or “Perc 30s” may contain Fentanyl. The pills come in various shades of blue and have a “30” and “M” on the side. The pills…