3 face heroin charges after shooting deaths at Red Lake
St. PAUL--Three men will face distribution charges for their roles trafficking heroin on the Red Lake Indian Reservation that resulted in the violent death of two people.
St. PAUL-Three men will face distribution charges for their roles trafficking heroin on the Red Lake Indian Reservation that resulted in the violent death of two people.
U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald released a statement Thursday naming the defendants as Kristopher Sullivan, 24, also known as "Blood Money," of Minneapolis; Franklin Jackson, 23, "Frankie," address unknown; and Bryan Boardman, 24, "Boon," Minneapolis.
According to the release, all three men were involved with the distribution of heroin between Oct. 1-21 of last year. The alleged trafficking led to the shooting deaths of two victims, identified as J.R. and R.B, on Oct. 21.
"That's where this entire case started from," William Brunelle, Red Lake Public Safety director, said about the shooting victims.
The U.S. Attorney's Office declined to offer additional information about the case, such as how much, if any, heroin was confiscated or what led to the shooting of the two victims.
All three defendants have been charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Sullivan and Boardman, however, will also face one count each of using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
The case was investigated by the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and the Red Lake Police Department.