Report: Overdose Deaths In Minnesota Saw A Big Drop In 2018Minnesota saw a big drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018.
Beverly Burrell Expected To Plead Guilty In 2 Overdose DeathsIt's been three years since Beverly Burrell was first charged in the overdose deaths, involving heroin laced with fentanyl that she was accused of selling to them.
'Just Unbelievable': 3 Years After Son's Overdose Death, Petrick Family Wants JusticeNick Petrick, 29, died from fentanyl-laced heroin investigators say his friend bought from Beverly Burrell. She's already been sentenced in the deaths of three young men, but a former police officer's actions are raising new questions in this case.
2 Sentenced For Trafficking Fentanyl From MinnesotaHomeland Security helped in the investigation that led to the two men pleading guilty to drug conspiracy in February.
'Ticking Time Bomb': The Threat Opioid Distribution Sites Pose To The PublicEvery day, those on the front lines of the opioid crisis work to prevent deaths by stopping sales of the deadly drugs. Even in extreme cold, the DEA task force braved subzero temperatures and executed a search warrant on Wednesday. They said they had to move in to keep the community safe.
'Pink Death': Synthetic Opioid Returns To Twin CitiesA deadly, synthetic drug that killed nearly 50 people a few years ago may now be on the streets of the Twin Cities.
Prince's Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain PillsDr. Michael Schulenberg admitted prescribing oxycodone to Prince under his bodyguard's name to protect Prince's privacy.
Heroin, Fentanyl Distribution Result In StingThe Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force has arrested several individuals in recent weeks in connection with controlled substance sales and distribution in Northern Minnesota.
Activists Provide Fentanyl Tests To Help Stop OverdosesFentanyl is considered more powerful than heroin. The synthetic opioid is often mixed with other drugs to increase their strength.
Charges: Man Sold Heroin To Edina Mother Day Before She OverdosedA 38-year-old man is facing murder charges after he allegedly sold heroin in April to a woman who was found dead the next day.
Beverly Burrell Sentenced In Marine’s Overdose DeathBeverly Burrell has now been sentenced in the fentanyl overdose deaths of 3 men.
AG Lori Swanson Sues Opioid ManufacturerThe lawsuit accuses drugmaker Insys Therapeutics of encouraging physicians to prescribe Subsys at higher doses than recommended.
MDH: Fentanyl Contributes To Surge In Opioid-Related Deaths In 2017Preliminary data shows that Minnesota in 2017 experienced a surge in deaths caused by fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.
Man Arrested In Woman's Death By Fentanyl OverdoseA 38-year-old Mankato man, Otis Dear, has been taken into custody and is awaiting charges.
10 More Charged In International Fentanyl OperationU.S. prosecutors have charged 10 more people in an international fentanyl trafficking operation they say led to overdose deaths in four states.