(CBS DETROIT) – Federal prosecutors say 22 people have been charged with operating a drug pipeline from Detroit to North Dakota.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Wigley says eight people from North Dakota are also being charged.

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Prosecutors say the drug fentanyl and other painkillers were being transported from Detroit to three Native American reservations.

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