Cass Lake man sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for drug sales

A Cass Lake man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for aggravated drug sales.

According to the Cass County Attorney’s Office, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a travel trailer in the Cass Lake area on Aug. 24.

Five firearms, ammunition, 300 grams of methamphetamine and 280 grams of fentanyl were seized.

Milton Joseph Budreau III admitted in a statement to law enforcement that he knew those items were in the trailer.

Budreau is ineligible to possess firearms due to multiple felony convictions, including a 2004 conviction for attempted second-degree murder.

Cass County Attorney Ben Lindstrom says this prosecution involved coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, allowing the leverage of the legal potential of both state and federal laws.

Lindstrom also says the prosecution was made possible by the cooperative efforts of the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office and the BCA.

Budreau’s 118-month prison sentence reflects 51 days already served in local custody.

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