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Traffic Stop for Driving Conduct and Equipment Violations Leads to Large Fentanyl Bust

Post Date:05/03/2022 2:12 pm

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, at approximately 12:55 am, a Moorhead Police Officer was on patrol when they noted the suspect vehicle struck the median on 20 Street near Belsly Boulevard. The officer also noted the car had equipment violations, and a traffic stop was conducted in the 3000 block of 20 Street South.

The officer noted the vehicle's occupants acting suspiciously during the traffic stop. The driver initially gave a false name to the officer. During the investigation, the car was searched, and suspected drugs were found. Three hundred suspected M30 fentanyl pills were seized during the traffic stop. The street value of the dangerous drugs is approximately $10,200.

Shananda Fleming and Abraham Johnson were transported to the Clay County Correctional Facility, and long-form complaints were submitted for felony charges to the Clay County Attorney's Office. Flemings faces Felony First Degree Controlled Substance, Gross Misdemeanor False Name to Police, and Misdemeanor Driver's License charges. Johnson faces Felony First Degree Controlled Substance charges.

Since March, this is the fourth significant fentanyl seizure in Clay County. The total amount of suspected fentanyl includes 50 grams of powdered and over 2,300 M30 pills.


Captain Deric Swenson, 218.299.5186

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