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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Monday, August 30, 2021
W. Anders Folk
, United States Attorney

Red Lake Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Red Lake man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered firearm.

According to court documents, on September 27, 2019, following a 911 call, officers responded to a Red Lake residence and found Keith Wayne Lussier, Jr., 36, in possession of a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun. Lussier initially refused the officers’ commands to surrender, but ultimately put down the shotgun and was taken into custody.

On November 6, 2020, Lussier pleaded guilty to one count of possessing an unregistered firearm.

Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright sentenced the defendant.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Red Lake Department of Public Safety.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine.


St. Paul Field Division