Northern Minnesota officers are warning of a potentially drug circulating in the area, and already the drug has been linked to one death.
The Pine to Prairie and Paul Bunyan Drug Task Forces seized approximately 160 grams of a suspected fentanyl in northern Minnesota on Monday.
The suspected fentanyl is a fine crystal with a pink color which has been sold as heroin under the street name “Fire”
The substance is reported to be extremely potent and potentially fatal to users or to those who may inadvertently come in contact with the substance. Several arrests have been made in the case, but charges have not yet been filed.
The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force covers Beltrami County, Hubbard County, Cass County, Koochiching County, Mahnomen County, City of Bemidji, Park Rapids, International Falls, Leech Lake and White Earth Reservations.