Alleged Mankato drug dealer arrested after overdose

27 October 2022

MANKATO, Minn. — Authorities say a Mankato man was arrested Tuesday after investigators connected him to a non-fatal opioid overdose.

According to the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force, the overdose occurred in Mankato earlier this month.

While searching the residence, authorities found fentanyl, the task force said.

Investigation led authorities to a 31-year-old man from Mankato, the task force said. After conducting a “controlled purchase of cocaine and fentanyl pills” from the man, authorities began watching him.

The task force said on Monday, the man was driven to Minneapolis from Mankato. His vehicle stopped for just two minutes in Minneapolis before turning back for Mankato.

Authorities stopped the vehicle in St. Peter and arrested the man. The task force said he had 38 bindles of cocaine and 325 fentanyl pills.

He is being held at the Nicollet County Jail. WCCO-TV typically does not identify those arrested until they are formally charged.

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Author: WCCO Staff

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