United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced a federal indictment charging JAIME EDWARD MCCLELLAN, a/k/a “Goldie Armani Callaway,” a/k/a, “Jaime Edward McClennan,” a/k/a, “Armando Blanco,” a/k/a, “Red,” 31, for conspiring to distribute heroin and selling heroin that resulted in the death of at least one person. MCCLELLAN is charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin resulting in death, distribution of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and felon in possession of a firearm.
“Heroin continues to threaten people’s lives,” said U.S. Attorney Luger. “This indictment marks the first time my office has charged a defendant with distributing heroin resulting in death. As our state continues to grapple with the dangers of heroin and other harmful drugs, law enforcement will remain vigilant in tracking down and prosecuting dealers.”
According to the indictment and documents filed in state court, on October 23, 2015, MCCLELLAN sold heroin to a victim in Medina, Minn. The defendant warned the victim to be careful while using the heroin that night because it was “good stuff.” The defendant was arrested on December 16, 2015, at which time he had in his possession at least 15 grams of heroin and approximately $400,000 in cash.
According to the indictment, between January 2014 and December 2015, MCCLELLAN conspired with others in Minnesota to distribute more than two pounds of heroin. In December 2015, MCCLELLAN sold heroin on at least four separate occasions to undercover law enforcement agents. When arrested on December 16, 2015, the defendant was in possession of 10mm semi-automatic pistol, which he was prohibited from owning because he had previously been convicted of a felony.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Anoka-Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crime Task Force, West Metro Drug Task Force, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, Blaine Police Department, Coon Rapids Police Department, Elk River Police Department, Maple Grove Police Department, Medina Police Department, Mounds View Police Department, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Steinkamp is prosecuting the case.
JAIME EDWARD MCCLELLAN, a/k/a, “Goldie Armani Callaway,” a/k/a, “Jaime Edward McClennan,” a/k/a, “Armando Blanco,” a/k/a, “Red,” 31
Brooklyn Park, Minn.