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Former Bessemer drug dealer arrested in Duluth fentanyl bust


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DULUTH — A Chicago man who was sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin in Bessemer in 2016 was arrested late last month in Duluth, in what authorities there say may be the biggest fentanyl seizure in Minnesota this year.

Raymond Valentino Bowser, 35, was one of two men arrested Nov. 21 in Duluth during an undercover operation, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Denzel Lavon Hale, 29, of Duluth was also arrested.

In addition to the arrests, BCA Superintendent Drew Evans said 80 grams of “suspected pure fentanyl” was...

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