Authorities said they began investigating Phayvanh in 2014, and in 2016 they executed a search warrant and found evidence of the distribution of narcotics including cocaine and marijuana by Phayvanh.
Court documents show Phayvanh admitted to receiving shipments of drugs from his supplier in California and selling them to dealers in Minnesota.
He also admitted to moving about 72 lbs. of marijuana every 3 months and selling large amounts of cocaine.
During the investigation, police intercepted shipments of drugs through the United States Postal Service under false names and learned that Phayvanh was sending large quantities of money to California via wire transfers.
Phayvanh was charged with 9 drug related charges on Tuesday, his next court appearance is scheduled for March 8.
Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation and more arrests could be made in the future.
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