A Cass County man pleaded guilty to illegal possession of an unregistered firearm.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger says 44-year-old John Jones entered the plea Tuesday in Minneapolis on one count of illegal possession of a short-barreled shotgun.
Court documents say Jones brought the firearm to the Cedar Lakes Casino in July 2021 and hid it behind a garbage can along with a plastic bag containing shotgun shells and a knife.
Jones has prior felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing guns or ammo. His sentencing date has not yet been announced.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Leech Lake Tribal Police conducted the investigation.