A Bemidji man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute after law enforcement officers found one pound of meth in the floorboard of his car.
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger says in May 2022, 30-year-old Levi Westbrook was observed meeting with a suspected drug trafficker in the Twin Cities area.
Westbrook was stopped on his way back to northern Minnesota, and as he was exiting the passenger seat, officers saw the plastic bag containing approximately one pound of methamphetamine.
Officers also located a .22 caliber “pen” gun which discharged while police were securing it into evidence.
Westbrook pleaded guilty on Feb. 24.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team, and the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force.