For Immediate Release
Faribault Man Sentenced to 75 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms
MINNEAPOLIS – A Faribault man was sentenced today to 75 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for possessing a firearm as a felon.
According to court documents, on June 15, 2020, multiple law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at a Faribault residence belonging to Andrew Albert Comeaux, 38. During the search, law enforcement found a Mossberg 702 Plinkster .22 caliber rifle, a Mosin-Nagant 7.62x54R rifle, several boxes of .223 caliber ammunition, methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Comeaux also admitted to possessing an unserialized AR-15 style pistol with a large capacity magazine and a homemade silencer. Because Comeaux has prior felony convictions in Blue Earth County and in Le Sueur County, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
On February 3, 2021, Comeaux pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm as a felon.
Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz sentenced the defendant.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the South Central Drug Task Force, the Cannon River Drug Task Force, Rice and Steel County Sheriff’s Offices, the Faribault and Owatonna Police Departments, Metro SWAT, and the St. Paul Bomb Squad, with coordination from the Rice County Attorney’s Office.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine.