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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

Friday, May 25, 2018

Michigan Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Heroin Distribution

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced a federal indictment charging RAYMOND ANTHONY POOLE, 43, with multiple counts of heroin distribution.POOLE made his initial appearance on May 23, 2018, before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.

According to the indictment, from April 1, 2016, through February 13, 2017, POOLE distributed and attempted to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, and the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force.

Assistant United States Attorney Bradley M. Endicott is prosecuting this case.


Defendant Information:                                                                                                                     


Detroit, Mich.


  • Conspiracy to distribute heroin, 1 count
  • Distribution of heroin, 5 counts
  • Attempted distribution of heroin, 1 count





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

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 25, 2018