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KVRR Exclusive: Undercover Moorhead Detectives Work To Get Fentanyl Off The Street

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Over the last six months, local law enforcement agencies have seized over $80,000 worth of fentanyl. “It’s huge they found that in 9/11 over in Afghanistan they started to really over produce their poppy plants and that’s really when the explosion kind of mixed between the expanding shipping out of the opioids along with the we…

Traffic stop leads to another fentanyl seizure in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – There’s been another large fentanyl seizure in Moorhead. Police say early Sunday morning, an officer spotted a vehicle that struck the median on 20th St. near Belsly Boulevard. The officer also noted the car had equipment violations, and a traffic stop was conducted in the 3000 block of 20th St. S. Police say the driver initially…

Update: 3 arrested in largest fentanyl seizure in Clay County

Clay County fentanyl seizure 4/27/2022CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – Three men are in custody following the largest fentanyl seizure in Clay County of more than 1,000 pills near Moorhead Deputies attempted to pull over two vehicles on Interstate 94 in early this morning. In those vehicles were 52-year-old Larry McClendon, 36-year-old Raphael Murphy, and 32-year-old Cameron Desjarlais. All have no…

Investigation leads to large fentanyl seizure in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Two people in Moorhead have been arrested for transporting fentanyl from Chicago. Moorhead Police say 53-year-old Marcellus Beasley and 29-year-old Hannah Haaland were pulled over on Friday on I-94 in Clay County on their way back from Illinois. The suspects handed over small bags containing 50 grams of powered fentanyl.┬áThe drugs have a street value of…

3rd Degree Murder Charges For 2 Women Tied To Overdose Death

GRANT CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Two women are charged with 3rd degree murder in the overdose death last March of 27-year-old Jonathan Murtland of Elbow Lake, Minnesota. Grant County Sheriff’s Office determined that 24-year-old Rachel MacMillan of Elbow Lake and 30-year-old Montana Hedstrom of Dalton provided Murtland with fentanyl which led to his death. He was found not breathing at…

21 charged with trafficking drugs in northern Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Members of a drug-trafficking organization have been charged with transporting and distributing fentanyl and heroin in northern Minnesota. Duluth police say that between June and December of 2021, traffickers brought large amounts of drugs from Illinois to midlevel dealers and consumers in Carlton and St. Louis counties. Fourteen people have been arrested and warrants have been issued…

Red Lake Police make major Fentanyl bust

They found over 1/2 pound of Fentanyl and nearly two ounces of Methamphetamine along with $2,413.00 in cash.

RED LAKE, MN (KVRR) – The Red Lake Police Department Narcotics Unit, with assistance, made a large Fentanyl bust on Wednesday. With assistance by Patrol, Conservation and Investigation units they served a search warrant in the West End area of Red lake. They found over 1/2 pound of Fentanyl and nearly two ounces of Methamphetamine along with $2,413.00 in cash….

$12,000 worth of fentanyl pills seized, two men arrested during Moorhead drug bust

Matthew Katz Matthew Katz Brady Swanson Brady Swanson Moorhead Drugs Courtesy: Moorhead Police   MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Police find 343 fentanyl pills worth $12,000 and two men have been arrested during a drug bust. The department says during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 Wednesday officers found 15 bags with blue pills inside with M30 written on them….