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Drug task force seizes $200K-worth of heroin across Twin Cities

The huge haul followed six-month investigation.
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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.

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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"

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