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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man today entered not guilty pleas to charges stemming from a major drug bust in the city earlier this year.

25-year-old Dahir Omar Dahir was driving a car stopped for speeding on Elton Hills Drive in early February. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of thousands of suspected oxycodone pills. The criminal complaint indicates the total weight of the nearly 6000 pills was almost 685 grams with a "street value" approaching $180,000.

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Court documents indicate the drugs were similar to the pills involved in multiple recent drug overdose deaths in southeastern Minnesota. The blue pills had an "M" and "30" stamped on the opposite side.

Dahir is charged with 2 counts of first-degree drug sales. His next court date has not been scheduled.

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