On 7/24/2020, the Ward County Drug Task Force seized over 1.1 pounds of fentanyl which was brought into our community. The fentanyl has a street value of approximately $157,500. The Task Force’s investigation led to the arrest of Donald E. GREEN. GREEN was arrested for Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Deliver (Class A Felony) and was transported to Ward County Jail.
This arrest is one of multiple that has occurred this year regarding stopping the flow of the illegal and dangerous fentanyl into our community. Many overdoses and deaths in the Minot area can attributed to the fact that opiate users are purchasing and using fentanyl that is being represented as heroin or Oxycodone. Sadly, they then suffer an overdose because they are unknowingly using the same quantity of fentanyl, which can be 50 times more potent than heroin.
The Ward County Drug Task Force is comprised of officers from the Minot Police Department, Ward County Sheriffs Department, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Dept. of Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Border Patrol.