Burnsville Man Sentenced For Involvement in Eagan Teen’s Death
Hastings, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Burnsville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the drug overdose death of an Eagan teenager.
30-year-old Adan Ahmed Adan was accused of supplying fentanyl-laced Percocet pills to the 16-year-old drug overdose victim on the night of January 27, 2021. The following morning, his mother found the teenager dead in his bedroom as a result of positional asphyxia as a complication of acute fentanyl toxicity.
Burnsville police investigators were able to identify Adan as the supplier of the drugs thanks to a video recording from a doorbell camera at a home near the victim's residence. It showed a white vehicle that was later traced to Adan and an occupant of the car walking toward the victim's home.
According to the criminal complaint, another juvenile living nearby told police he had arranged to purchase two Percocet pills and supply them to the overdose victim. He told police the two of them crushed and snorted the drugs but a portion of one of the pills was likely in a safe the victim's room. Investigators later found the pill fragment and it tested positive for fentanyl.
The juvenile witness also told investigators he had purchased the pills from a person he knew as Jay and identified, to 80% certainty, Adan as Jay through a photo lineup. That later led to the execution of a search warrant at a Burnsville motel, where Adan and two other men were found in possession of nearly 40 suspected fentanyl pills.
Conditional evidence tying Adan to the fatal overdose without a during a forensic examination of his cell phone. Adan entered into a plea agreement and admitted to a third type and degree murder charge in exchange for the dismissal of a third-degree drug charge.