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