Authorities seize more than 1 pound of fentanyl during Iron Range traffic stop

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Published: Jul. 19, 2022 at 2:59 PM CDT
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HIBBING, MN-- Three people were arrested after the Lake Superior Violent Offender Task Force found illegal narcotics in a vehicle headed to the Iron Range from Chicago.

Authorities stopped a vehicle along Highway 53 in Ellsburg Township Monday morning after an ongoing investigation indicated that illegal drugs were heading into the area.

Police say the driver, 35, was operating a company-owned vehicle apparently registered to “We Dat Rentals,” a local business in the Hibbing and Chisholm area.

Authorities said one pound of suspected fentanyl was found concealed in the vehicle, as well as evidence of illegal marijuana use.

The driver was arrested and taken to the St. Louis County Jail.

There were two other people in the vehicle who were also arrested and booked.

The three individuals have pending for controlled substance sales and possession.

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