Minnesota Night Market Raided, Counterfeit and Misbranded Drugs Seized

Ramsey County Sheriffs in Saint Paul Minnesota conducted an investigation of vendors at an area Hmong night market and discovered counterfeit medication for sale by 2 different vendors. Sheriffs discovered pills, needles, syringes and expired medication during their investigation.

Who: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department.

When: April 4, 2016, 2013 – 2016.

Where: Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Additional details: The same market was raided in 2013, and seven vendors ended up being charged for selling non-FDA approved medication at that time. Police in 2013 said that fake drugs from the market had sickened people in the community.

Related sources:

Pills allegedly seized again from St. Paul Hmong market busted in ’13,”
Pioneer Press, April 4, 2016

Hmongtown Marketplace an underground pharmacy, authorities say,”
Pioneer Press, June 17, 2013