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Bloomington raid seizes record amount of fentanyl in Minnesota


Almost three quarts of fentanyl and other illegal drugs and guns were seized at a raid at a home in Bloomington last week, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Thursday’s raid was the largest amount of the dangerous opioid ever confiscated in Minnesota. The 2,754 milliliters had an estimated street value of $275,000, authorities said.

Fentanyl is a narcotic that typically had been used in hospitals for strong pain relief. As a street drug, it is 50 times stronger than heroin and has been tied to dozens of overdoses and deaths. It is sometimes added to heroin and sometimes sold straight to unwitting addicts. The rock star Prince died of a fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park mansion.


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