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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Brooklyn Park Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Brooklyn Park man has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on July 27, 2022, Tyrone Mashaun White, 34, was in possession of a Springfield Hellcat 9mm semi-automatic pistol while driving in Brooklyn Center. Officers of the Minneapolis Police Department found the firearm when they searched White’s vehicle pursuant to a search warrant. Officers also recovered from the vehicle a black bag containing a pill bottle with eight methamphetamine pills, and baggies of fentanyl with a total weight of approximately 2.5 grams. Because White has multiple prior felony convictions in Hennepin and Goodhue Counties, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

White pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright to one count of possession of a firearm as a felon. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.  

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and Minneapolis Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated November 9, 2022