Pequot Lakes man pleads guilty to numerous federal offenses

A Pequot Lakes man pleaded guilty to several felonies the day before his jury trial.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI learned that 35-year-old Nicholas Wynn was purchasing large quantities of firearms, body armor and tactical gear, and chemicals and lab equipment used to manufacture narcotics, explosives and firearms.

In May of 2019, a search warrant was executed by a team of law enforcement agents and discovered numerous parts and tools designed for building semiautomatic rifles and handguns; firearms accessories, multiple high-capacity magazines; and several items of bullet-proof tactical gear, in addition to large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine.

Wynn admitted at the sentencing hearing that he possessed the meth with the intent to distribute it.

Wynn has multiple prior felony convictions in Crow Wing County and is prohibited from possessing firearms of any sort.

Wynn’s sentencing date has not yet been announced.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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