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Federal Prison Inmate Charged With Possessing Contraband

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

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment against NATHAN DANIEL BROOKS, 37, charging him with three counts of possessing contraband in prison. BROOKS made his initial appearance today before Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois in U.S. District Court in Duluth, Minnesota.

According to the indictment, BROOKS was an inmate of the Duluth Federal Prison Camp on March 24, 2019, when he possessed, obtained, and attempted to obtain several items of illegal contraband, including cannabis and cannabis-infused items, cell phones, tobacco, cigarettes, rolling papers, mp3 players, and other electronic devices.

If convicted, BROOKS faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the FBI.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan B. Gilead is prosecuting the case.


Defendant Information:


Duluth Federal Prison Camp


  • Possessing contraband in prison, 3 counts





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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600


The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 6, 2019