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St. Paul Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Meth, PCP, Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana

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

MINNEAPOLIS – A St. Paul man was sentenced today to 180 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for his role in a multi-drug trafficking conspiracy.

According to court documents, Buster Travoire Gaston, 45, participated in a drug distribution conspiracy. On June 12, 2019, Gaston and his co-conspirator were traveling back to Minnesota driving a rental car that was loaded with drugs. A Minnesota State Trooper stopped them and searched the vehicle. The search yielded four kilograms of methamphetamine, one kilogram of heroin, one kilogram of cocaine, four boxes of marijuana edibles, three vacuum-sealed bags of THC wax containers, three bags of marijuana bud, and nine mason jars containing a liquid PCP mixture.

Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota made the announcement after Chief U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim sentenced the defendant.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, the Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team, and the Minnesota State Patrol.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen A. Slaughter and Lauren O. Roso.

Updated November 1, 2021

Drug Trafficking