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41 people indicted for drug trafficking ring that operated in northern Minnesota

By Robb Jeffries at 1:06 p.m.

Omar Sharif Beasley.

Omar Sharif Beasley.

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced Thursday the indictment of 41 members of a multi-state drug trafficking ring that targeted Native American lands in northern Minnesota for the sale of heroin and prescription drugs.

The ring, headed by Omar Sharif Beasley, allegedly moved weapons and drugs from Detroit and Chicago through Minneapolis and sold heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone and other drugs in northern Minnesota and North Dakota, primarily on Red Lake and White Earth Indian Reservations.

“The indictment of the Beasley drug trafficking organization is emblematic of our commitment to combating heroin trafficking in Minnesota,” Luger said in a statement. “These defendants, led by Omar Beasley, represented the most significant source of heroin in Indian Country.”

Dan Moren, Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of the sting, said 35 of the 41 indicted have been arrested across five states. He said to date, law enforcement has seized about 2 kilograms of heroin, 1 kilogram of cocaine and hundreds of prescription pain pills from operations allegedly run by Beasley.

 

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