State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called “Operation Exile.”
A warrant has been issued for a Minneapolis man who was charged with cruelty to animals in connection with a cockfighting ring. Minneapolis Police and Minneapolis Animal Control seized several roosters, chickens, hens and cockfighting paraphernalia from a home at 3502 Newton Ave. N. in Minneapolis on Jan. 10, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.
Law enforcement authorities say Mexican drug cartel operatives who once stuck close to the U.S.-Mexico border are establishing a greater presence in the Upper Midwest.
Some of the biggest suppliers of heroin in the metro are behind bars after the Minneapolis Police and the DEA dismantled a major heroin ring Thursday.
A former investigator with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.
Prescription drug abuse has become a huge health and safety concern in our country, particularly a threat to young people.