MDH: Fatal Overdoses Rose 27% In 2020, Driven By Surge In Fentanyl-Linked DeathsDrug overdose deaths increased 27% in Minnesota last year, health officials announced Monday. More than 1,000 people died of overdoses during a year that brought the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest stemming from the murder of George Floyd.
Apple Valley Man, 34, Charged In One Of Dakota County's Largest Drug SeizuresAlphones Latrese Herron Jr., 34, faces three first-degree counts of aggravated controlled substance crime.
Overdose Deaths In Minnesota Up 31% In 1st Half Of 2020The number of deaths took a sharp increase in March, largely driven by an increase in fatalities due to synthetic opioids, health officials said.
St. Paul Man Arrested After Several Pounds Of Meth, Marijuana Sent Via MailA K-9 officer detected drugs in the packages, and investigators soon found more than five pounds of meth and four-and-a-half pounds of marijuana.
Sheriff: 4 Arrested In Connection To Drug-Related Shooting In Meeker Co.Four people have been arrested in connection to a drug-related shooting Sunday in Litchfield Township.
Minneapolis Man Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Hennepin County JailA 33-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with smuggling heroin into the Hennepin County Jail and giving it to three inmates who overdosed, but did not die.
Man, Woman Arrested After 12 Pounds Of Meth Found In Litchfield HomeAuthorities in central Minnesota say two people were arrested Wednesday after a home search turned up nearly 12 pounds of meth.
DEA Officials Report A Surge Of Counterfeit Pills In MinnesotaFederal officials say counterfeit pills are flooding the illegal drug market in Minnesota.
Woman, 21, Arrested After Mankato Man's Deadly Fentanyl OverdoseA 21-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday in connection to three men overdosing on counterfeit opioid pills in a Mankato apartment. One of those men did not survive.
AG Ellison Sues Generic Drug Manufacturers Again, Alleges Conspiracy To Fix PricesAttorney General Ellison is again suing generic drug-manufacturers for alleged conspiracy to illegally fix prices.
Ramsey County Officials Warn Of Contaminated Heroin After String Of OverdosesA string of back-to-back heroin overdoses has the Ramsey County Sheriff's office concerned.
2019 Was Record Year For Minnesota Drug Busts, Especially Marijuana ProductsDrug enforcement teams had a record year of drug seizures in 2019, but one category really jumped in the last year.
Deputies Find Drugs After Pulling Over Driver For Not Wearing A Seat Belt In Northern WisconsinA Sawyer County deputy pulled over a driver for not wearing a seat belt in northern Wisconsin Friday, and ended up finding drugs.
St. Paul Police Say Spiking Drug Overdoses Numbered 34 Last Week AloneSt. Paul police Sgt. Jamie Sipes says most of the overdoses involved counterfeit Xanax or heroin.
Meth, Guns & Explosive Found In Danube Home; 3 ArrestedThree people were arrested Wednesday after over a pound of meth was found inside their Danube home, along with an explosive and firearms.