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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Minneapolis Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on January 24, 2023, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the South Minneapolis residence of Andre Garner, 42, and recovered almost 800 grams of fentanyl in a van registered to Garner. During their search, law enforcement also recovered over 1,000 grams of cocaine, two firearms, and $9,400 in cash. Garner admitted that he told law enforcement that anything law enforcement found was his, including the money and the van, as part of his guilty plea.

On December 18, 2023, Garner pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. He was sentenced today by Judge Jerry W. Blackwell in U.S. District Court.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Hillary A. Taylor and William C. Mattessich prosecuted the case.

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