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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 10, 2017

Twin Cities Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Heroin

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger announced the sentencing of JAIME EDWARD MCCLELLAN, a/k/a “Goldie Armani Callaway,” a/k/a, “Jaime Edward McClennan,” a/k/a, “Armando Blanco,” a/k/a, “Red,” 32, to 15 years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and related charges. MCCLELLAN pleaded guilty on October 17, 2016.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, 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 prosecuted the case.


Defendant Information: 

JAIME EDWARD MCCLELLAN, a/k/a, “Goldie Armani Callaway,” a/k/a, “Jaime Edward McClennan,” a/k/a, “Armando Blanco,” a/k/a, “Red,” 32

Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Convicted:
• Conspiring to distribute heroin, 1 count
• Possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

Sentenced:
• 15 years in prison
• Supervised release for a term of five years

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 10, 2017