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Former Minneapolis firefighter sentenced
for conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2012


MINNEAPOLIS—Today in federal court, Brandon Josiha Granger, a former Minneapolis firefighter, was sentenced for conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. United States District Judge John R. Tunheim sentenced Granger, age 35, to 87 months in prison on one count of conspiracy. In addition to his prison term, Granger was sentenced to five years of supervised release.

In his plea agreement, Granger admitted that from October of 2009 through October 12, 2011, he conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. He specifically admitted that during the course of the conspiracy, he trafficked between 15 and 50 kilograms of cocaine.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Minneapolis Police Department, and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Winter.

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