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Claremont, Minnesota Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine And Illegal Firearms Usage

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Yesterday in federal court, a 38-year-old Claremont man was sentenced for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and illegal firearms possession. United States District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Clancy Shane Amy to 78 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Amy, who was indicted on May 6, 2013, pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine as well as one count of Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Offense.

In his plea agreement, Amy admitted that from at least August 2012 through March 2013, he conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine from Texas to areas within southeastern Minnesota. Amy 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. Further, Amy admitted that during a law enforcement search of his home on April 16, 2013, agents found various items associated with the distribution of methamphetamine, including 112 grams of methamphetamine packaged in multiple plastic baggies as well as multiple firearms. Amy also admitted that he possessed one of the firearms for security and protection in his drug distribution efforts – namely a Browning .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun found in a bedroom safe with some of the recovered methamphetamine and U.S. currency.

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.



Updated April 30, 2015