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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 29, 2024

Minneapolis Felon Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Firearms Violations

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 111 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm as a felon and for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on February 13, 2023, law enforcement responded to a report of a man wearing a mask and waving a handgun in a white Kia with Colorado plates. Upon arrival law enforcement ordered the sole occupant of the car, identified as Tracrill Smith, 26, out of the Kia and placed him in handcuffs. Law enforcement searched the Kia and found a 9mm semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number and loaded with an extended magazine, 3,340 fentanyl pills and approximately 47.15 grams of fentanyl powder. Because Smith has a previous prior felony conviction, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. 
Smith pleaded guilty on October 19, 2023, to one count of possession of a firearm as a felon and one count of carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. He was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge Michael J. Davis. 

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Maplewood Police Department, and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary S. Riverso prosecuted the case.


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