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Arrests made in widespread drug sting

3 from Cloquet named part of alleged ring

A massive multi-state drug investigation ended last month with arrest warrants issued for 21 people, including three people from Cloquet.

According to a Duluth Police Department press release, the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigation spanned three states — Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota — and roughly six months.

In June 2021, members of the task force began investigating a Chicago-based drug-trafficking organization (DTO) that transported substantial quantities of fentanyl and heroin from Chicago to Duluth. The fentanyl and heroin were then distributed by members of...

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