July 7 – MANKATO – A Mankato man is accused of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to an informant in 2022, leading to a felony charge against him this week.

Dylan James Buhr, 32, was charged Wednesday with third-degree felony drug sales in Blue Earth County District Court.

A criminal complaint states that a Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force agent instructed a confidential informant to fix the drug deal on March 23, 2022. Beforehand, the agents searched the informant and the vehicle. that he was using to meet with Buhr.

The informant also received pre-recorded money and a monitoring device. Agents reported that they followed the informant to and from the deal to ensure there were no additional stops or meetings, the complaint says.

After seeing Buhr approach the informant’s vehicle and conduct a “hand-to-hand transaction,” officers met the informant again.

The informant told deputies Buhr received $450 for 30 tablets, and Buhr reportedly took the money to an occupant in another vehicle. Buhr was a “go-between,” according to the informant’s understanding.

The bag contained 30 blue tablets with an “M” on one side and “30” on the other side, according to the complaint. These pickups are known as “Mbox 30s”.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension tested the pills and reported that they contained fentanyl.

Court records indicate Buhr’s first court appearance is scheduled for September 14.

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