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Itasca County Felon Indicted For Possession Of Methamphetamine And Firearms

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

Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced an indictment charging JAYSEN LANE HEYER, 38, with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. On April 13, 2017, HEYER made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Duluth, Minn.


According to the indictment, on December 28, 2016, HEYER was found to be in possession of approximately 210 grams of methamphetamine, a Smith and Wesson M&P 40 pistol and a Luger 9mm Tech 9 pistol. Because he is a felon, HEYER is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm at any time.


If convicted, HEYER faces a potential maximum penalty of 40 years in prison for drug possession and up to 10 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge.


This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Marshall’s Service.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad.



Defendant Information:



Squaw Lake, Minn.



  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 2 counts






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

Updated June 7, 2017