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Winona Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Distribute
Methamphetamine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2014


MINNEAPOLIS — Last week in federal court, a 37-year-old Winona man was sentenced for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. United States District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Gabriel Orion Lowther to 120 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Lowther, who was indicted on July 8, 2013, pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

In his plea agreement, Lowther admitted that from at least August 2012 through June 2013, he conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine from Texas to areas within southeastern Minnesota. Lowther admitted that his actions were part of a larger drug distribution enterprise which was operated by multiple conspirators between Minnesota and other areas of the United States.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the South Central Drug Investigation Unit, and the Southeast Minnesota Narcotics and Gang Task Force. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Allen A. Slaughter.


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