Michigan Man Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution in Bismarck

(Bismarck, ND) -- A Michigan man has been caught trying to sell fatal drugs in Bismarck.

United States Attorney Drew Wrigley announced Friday that a federal grand jury has indicted 28-year-old Barry Christopher Brown, Jr. for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances and Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances (oxycodone, fentanyl, and fentanyl-related substances), and Forfeiture Allegation ($66,000 in US Currency).

The Indictment was unsealed Thursday, alleging that in January, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Brown’s Bismarck hotel room and seized approximately 2,000 pills that were made and designed to look like actual oxycodone 30mg pills, but contained fentanyl or a fentanyl-related substance.

“This seizure of deadly fentanyl with a street value of approximately $160,000 is another direct hit against the poison pushers who we allege have targeted our Native American Communities,” said Wrigley.

Agents also seized $24,000 in US Currency from the room, and another $42,000 from Brown’s person.