Not guilty plea in Rochester cocaine case

Abdi Abukar
Abdi Abukar

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The first of two suspects in a cocaine case is pleading not guilty.

21-year-old Abdi Omar Abukar of Rochester entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to one count of 1st degree sale of drugs.  His trial is set for March 6, 2017.

Abdulkadir Abukar
Abdulkadir Abukar

Abukar and another man, 25-year-old Abdulkadir Omar Abukar of Minneapolis, were arrested on September 14 after Rochester police executed a search warrant at 402 31st Street NE, #117.

Authorities say that search came after several weeks of investigation and led to the seizure of 11 grams of cocaine.

Abdulkadir Abukar is charged with 3rd degree drug possession.  He has not yet entered a plea

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