BISMARCK – United States Attorney Drew Wrigley announced that a federal grand jury has indicted Donald Eugene Green, age 53, Southfield, MI, for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The Indictment was unsealed today, alleging that on July 24, 2020, Donald Green traveled via a one-day round-trip ticket on an Amtrak Train from Chicago, IL, to Minot, ND. After arriving in Minot, Donald Green, carrying a duffle bag, went to the Minot Airport, rented a vehicle, departed, and later returned to the airport. After returning to the airport, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force effected a search of Green’s vehicle and discovered a duffle bag containing 500 grams of Fentanyl.
“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,” said United States Attorney Drew Wrigley, “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.”
Grand jury indictments are allegations and are not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
This case is being investigated by the Ward County Narcotics Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the case is being prosecuted by the United
States Attorney’s office, with Special Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy Ensrud assigned to the case.