Enough Fentanyl to Kill 12-thousand People Found In Moorhead
Carol McCarthy | Sep 19, 2019 AT 6:46 am
MOORHEAD, MN--Drug agents and area law enforcement seize enough fentanyl to kill 12-thousand people Tuesday in Moorhead. The Clay County Sheriff's Department says drugs the Lakes to River Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 868 37th Avenue South #3 in Moorhead in reference to an ongoing drug investigation. Seized during the search warrant was crack – cocaine, prescription medication, (24) grams of powder that field tested positive for fentanyl, and approximately ½ pound of Heroin. The residents were identified as 33-year-old Donald Quin Jr. and 30-year-old Candi Wilson. Officials say three juvenile children were also living at the residence.
Quin Jr. and Wilson were arrested and charged with 1st Degree Controlled Substance Possession of Heroin, 2nd Degree Controlled Substance and 5th Degree Controlled Substance.
The Sheriff's Office says the bust seized a substantial amount of suspected fentanyl and Heroin, and they are calling it a significant arrest in the efforts to curb heroin/fentanyl related activity in our area. DEA reports two milligrams of fentanyl to be a lethal dose to most people. The 24 grams of suspected fentanyl seized during the search warrant would be 12,000 lethal doses of fentanyl. The suspected fentanyl was sent to the Minnesota BCA Laboratory for further analysis.
The estimated street value of the suspected Fentanyl was $5,000.
The Lakes to River Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office, Moorhead Police Department and Breckenridge Police Department. The Task Force was also assisted by members of the Fargo Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).