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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man who was caught in possession of thousands of counterfeit oxycodone pills has been sentenced to 5 years on probation.

26-year-old Dahir Dahir was given a stayed 21-month prison sentence which he could be required to serve if he fails to meet the terms of his probation. The sentence followed the recommendations of a plea agreement reached last fall just before he was scheduled to stand trial on two counts of first-degree drug sales. Instead, Dahir admitted to a third-degree drug possession charge to settle the case.

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The charges stemmed from his arrest in February 2021 when he was stopped for speeding on Elton Hills Drive Northwest. The traffic stop led to a search of his vehicle and the discovery of nearly 6000 counterfeit oxycodone pills. According to the criminal complaint, Rochester police put the estimated "street value" of the pills at nearly $180,000.

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