Stockton Man Indicted For Conspiring To Distribute 500 Grams Of Methamphetamine
MINNEAPOLIS—A federal indictment unsealed recently charges a 27-year-old man with conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. The indictment, which was filed on July 9, 2013, charges Gabriel Orion Lowther, of Stockton, Minnesota, with one count of conspiracy. On July 10, 2013, the indictment was unsealed following Lowther’s initial appearance in federal court.
The indictment alleges that from August 2012 to June 2013, Lowther conspired with others to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine.
If convicted, Lowther faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Minnesota South Central Drug Investigation Unit and the Southeastern Minnesota Gang and Narcotics Task Force. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen A. Slaughter.
To learn more about the harmful effects of methamphetamine, visit http://www.justice.gov/dea/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf#page=48.
An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.