BISMARCK — U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley announced Friday, Oct. 9, that a federal grand jury has indicted Donald Eugene Green, 53, Southfield, Mich., on a charge of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, a controlled substance.

According to the indictment, on July 24, 2020, Green took an Amtrak train from Chicago to Minot, N.D., where Green, carrying a duffle bag, went to the Minot airport and rented a vehicle.

Green left the airport and later returned, at which point authorities searched the vehicle he was using and discovered a duffle bag containing 500 grams of Fentanyl, according to the federal indictment.

"We remain in the torrent of the opioid and synthetic opioid epidemic and this defendant is alleged to have been playing a significant role in helping to funnel this poison into our state,” Wrigley said in a written statement announcing the indictment.

"We look forward to placing our evidence before a jury in this case and continuing our battle against the organizations that have targeted North Dakota," Wrigley added.