Minneapolis man indicted on fentanyl distribution charges

A Minneapolis man has been indicted on charges of distributing fentanyl, according to the United States Attorney's Office.

According to the attorney's office, Mohamed Salah Hussein, 25, faces one count of conspiracy to distribute and two counts of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Hussein was initially charged with the crime in February and is currently in custody in the Sherburne County Jail pending further court appearances.

According to allegations in the indictment and documents filed in court, from November 2019 through Feb. 11, 2020, Hussein conspired with others to manufacture and distribute large amounts of fentanyl pills, known to buyers as "Mbox" pills.

On Feb. 11, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Hussein's south Minneapolis residence and recovered about 1,000 fentanyl pills and a total of $31,285 in cash. He was then taken into custody.