- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

WILLSTON, N.D. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted six people allegedly connected with a Chicago drug ring with distributing heroin.

The Willston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1VeVHPk ) that the indictment alleges the group sold heroin from 2015 until February of this year in North Dakota and elsewhere. The group sometimes mixed fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller, into the herion.

Heroin the ring supplied was allegedly responsible for seven overdoses, including one that was fatal, over a week-long stretch in January.

Two of the men are from Chicago. The others are all from Willston. Authorities believe one or members traveled between Chicago and Willston to obtain and distribute the drug.

The grand jury indicted them on May 11 on heroin distribution and possession charges. The indictment was unsealed against the last of the men on Wednesday.

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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