A drug task force covering the southwest Twin Cities metro has seized five pounds of heroin after a six month investigation.
The haul represents a fifth of the total amount of heroin seized by the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force throughout the whole of last year, with the heroin having a street value of $250,000.
The seizures across Hennepin, Ramsey and Carver counties resulted in three suspects being arrested on Monday, Oct. 21, and two additional people being charged with drug related crimes.
Along with the heroin, the task force also seized $11,500 in drug proceeds and forfeited five vehicles in relation to the warrants.
"Successful narcotics investigations require a team effort across many fronts," said Commander Jason Arras, Southwest Metro Drug Task Force commander.
"Those manufacturing, distributing and selling these drugs are highly sophisticated drug trafficking organizations. It takes a tremendous amount of time and resources to build a successful case for prosecution. We appreciate our partners working with us to make the streets safer"