Northland task force seized 14 guns, $62,400 in June

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Published: Jul. 7, 2022 at 4:22 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - Throughout the month of June, the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force (LSDVCTF) made it their mission to remove harmful substances and firearms from the streets in June.

The LSDVCTF seized the following:

14 firearms

97.5 grams of heroin

280.3 grams of fentanyl

1711.71 grams of methamphetamine

4.02 grams of mushrooms

871 M30 pills (counterfeit fentanyl pills)

16 morphine pills

19 ecstasy pills

19.2 grams of cocaine

$62,400 in illegal drug proceeds

Arrested nine individuals on drug-related charges and nine individuals on non-drug related charges.

In June, counties in the LSDVCTF area reported at least 47 opioid-related overdoses, of which six were fatal.

Narcan was administered in 42 of the opioid-related overdoses, saving 39 individuals from fatally overdosing.

“The Substance Use Response Team was created to provide Peer Recovery outreach directly to opioid overdose survivors,” said Jessica Nickila, SURT Program Coordinator and Peer Recovery Specialist.

The Substance Use Response Team (SURT) was able to connect with 55 individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) during the month of June.

Of those, 20 of them were new clients having their initial meeting with a Peer Recovery Specialist.

If you are looking for recovery support services or if you could benefit from outreach by SURT, call (218)-730-4009.

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