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Suspected Heroin Dealer Added to Most Wanted List

Devon McFerrin is accused of selling a Hopkins man the heroin that killed him.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has added a suspected Minneapolis drug dealer to its Top Ten Most Wanted List, the agency announced Friday.

Devon McFerrin, 31, is accused of selling a Hopkins man the heroin that killed him following a February 2012 overdose. The County Attorney’s Office has charged McFerrin with third-degree murder, a charge in which the selling of drugs results in someone’s death. It’s believed that this is the first case of its kind to be featured on the Top Ten Most Wanted List.

“We want to send a strong message to heroin dealers and drug dealers that we will not tolerate anyone selling deadly and illegal narcotics on our streets and in our communities,” a news release quoted Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “We are asking for help from the public so that law enforcement may locate this drug dealer who is wanted for murder.”

McFerrin is a black man who is 5-feet-8-inches tall and 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has an artificial leg and may be using a wheelchair.

See the other people on the Top Ten Most Wanted List in the photo gallery above.

All fugitives on the Top Ten Most Wanted List have felony warrants issued for their arrest. The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens to not approach or attempt to apprehend any of the suspects, as they should all be considered dangerous.

Those who know the location of a wanted person should call 9-1-1. If you have a tip, you may earn a cash reward if your information results in an arrest. The Sheriff’s Office won't ask your name. To provide a tip, do one of the following:

  • Call the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office:  1-888-988-TIPS (8477)
  • Submit an online tip form located at www.hennepinsheriff.org
  • Text HCSOtip to 847 411. Be sure to begin your message with keyword HCSOTip, then continue entering your tip.
  • Download the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office app for iPhones or Android phones.

Tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Mike B. May 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM
The trouble with all of these low-life criminals is that they have been arrested and convicted multiple times, and they are let out to continue their mayhem. This state needs a three-strikes-and-your-out law to put these people away for good. But you ask, who will pay for the costs of incarceration? I would make the felons family members pay if the criminals can't pay for their stay in the "Big house.". The penal system should be a break-even proposition for the state

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