Twenty charged with meth trafficking in Twin Cities

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Twenty people were charged in connection with a methamphetamine ring based in the Twin Cities this week by the Hennepin County attorney's office after an eight-month investigation, according to the Star Tribune and CBS.
The investigation was performed by St. Paul Police, Minneapolis Police, County Attorney Mike Freeman, and FBI special agent-in-charge Don Oswald, who all cooperated under the Safe Streets Task Force. the Safe Streets Task Force is a group made by the FBI to take on major criminal organizations, according to the Star Tribune.
Officials say some of the suspects had connections to the la Familia Michoacana Mexican drug cartel and were bringing the drug from Mexico through the West Coast, according to CBS.
Authorities have recovered 17 pounds of meth, valuing approximately half a million dollars and four guns, according to the Star Tribune.
St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith said it is believed the suspects targeted the Hmong community for sales of the drugs, according to CBS and the Star Tribune.

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