Red Lake man sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison for drug, gun crimes

A 34-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing substantial amounts of methamphetamine and fentanyl, in addition to a firearms offense.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in Nov. of 2020, Joshua Lussier was arrested in Hubbard County on a federal arrest warrant.

Inside his car, a meth pipe was found in plain sight as well as about 10 grams of the substance.

In total, 893 grams of methamphetamine, 83 grams of fentanyl, and drug distribution paraphernalia including cutting agents were found inside the vehicle.

Lussier admitted that the drugs belonged to him and were intended for distribution.

Lussier entered guilty pleas for possession with the intent to distribute meth and fentanyl and one count of illegally possessing a firearm as a felon, for an April 2019 incident.

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