Warrant issued for one of two men charged with transporting 44K fentanyl pills

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(ABC 6 News) – Freeborn County issued an arrest warrant Thursday for one of two Minneapolis men arrested with more than 44,000 fentanyl pills in February.

Cortez Ananias Williams, 22, faces two counts of 1st-degree aggravated controlled substance crime.

He was released on $250,000 bail shortly after his arrest.

Williams was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, March 23, for a 1:30 p.m. hearing.

When he failed to appear, Freeborn County Court forfeited his bond and issued an arrest warrant.

Williams’ co-defendant, 22-year-old Savontray Orlando Dwayne Collins, is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing June 30.

Collins faces one charge of 1st-degree controlled substance crime.

(ABC 6 News) – Two Minneapolis men are facing charges after a traffic stop netted more than 44,000 pills containing fentanyl that they had brought to the state from California.

Cortez Ananias Williams, 22, faces two counts of 1st-degree aggravated controlled substance crime, and Savontray Orlando Dwayne Collins, 22, faces one count the charge

Investigators say that both men would make regular trips to California and return to Minnesota with between 50,000 to 100,000 fentanyl pills.

Investigators determined through electronic surveillance that Williams left the Twin Cities on February 10, arriving in California on the 11th. On the 12th Williams appeared to pass by Las Vegas and Phoenix and
began a heading toward Minnesota.

An investigator spotted the rental car at the Kum N’ Go gas station near Diamond Jo Casino in Iowa

As they crossed the Minnesota border, a state trooper initiated a traffic stop in Freeborn County where they found two suitcases containing 3,300 grams of fentanyl pills, which is about 44,000 pills.

They are being detained in the Freeborn County Jail and if convicted, they face up to 40 years in prison.

Both are scheduled back in court on February 23.