Federal charges filed against 26 in opioid ring targeting Spirit Lake and two other reservations


January 18, 2021

A major federal law enforcement effort dubbed Operation Blue Prairie has led to the indictment of 26 individuals involved in an opioid trafficking ring that supplies narcotics to three North Dakota reservations.

At the center of this “absolutely unprecedented narcotics enforcement activity” in Indian Country are Detroit, Mich., based brothers Darius and Baquan Sledge. North Dakota’s U.S....

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