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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Three Men Charged In Red Lake Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy Resulting In The Shooting Deaths Of Two Individuals

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced an indictment charging FRANKLIN JACKSON, a/k/a “Frankie,” 23, KRISTOPHER SULLIVAN, a/k/a “Blood Money,” 24, and BRYAN BOARDMAN, a/k/a “Boon,” 24, with conspiracy to distribute heroin. SULLIVAN and BOARDMAN were also charged with using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

According to the indictment, between October 1, 2018, and October 21, 2018, JACKSON, SULLIVAN, and BOARDMAN conspired with each other to distribute heroin on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. On October 21, 2018, the defendants’ drug trafficking activities resulted in the shooting deaths of two individuals, identified in the indictment as J.R. and R.B.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey S. Paulsen and Julie E. Allyn are prosecuting the case.

 

Defendant Information:                                                                                                                     

FRANKLIN JACKSON, a/k/a “Frankie,” 23

Unknown

Charges:

  • Conspiracy to distribute heroin, 1 count

 

KRISTOPHER SULLIVAN, a/k/a “Blood Money,” 24

Minneapolis, Minn.

Charges:

  • Conspiracy to distribute heroin, 1 count
  • Using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

 

BRYAN BOARDMAN, a/k/a “Boon,” 24

Minneapolis, Minn.

Charges:

  • Conspiracy to distribute heroin, 1 count
  • Using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

 

 

 

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated February 21, 2019