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Itasca County Felon Sentenced To 175 Months In Federal Prison For Possession Of Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the sentencing JAYSEN LANE HEYER, 39, to 175 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. HEYER pleaded guilty on September 8, 2017, and was sentenced today before Judge Susan Richard Nelson in U.S. District Court in Saint Paul, Minn.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, on December 28, 2016, HEYER was found to be in possession of approximately 199 grams of methamphetamine, an amount that carries a street value of between $8,000 and $12,000. Law enforcement officers also found HEYER to be in possession of stolen firearms, including a Smith and Wesson M&P 40 .40 caliber pistol and an Intratec Tech-DC9 9-millimeter pistol, as well as ammunition for both firearms. Because he is a felon, HEYER is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms at any time.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant United States Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad prosecuted this case.


Defendant Information:                                                                                                                     


Squaw Lake, Minn.


  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count


  • 175 months in prison
  • Four years of supervised release





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


Updated February 23, 2018