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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Utah
Trina A. Higgins, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, August 8, 2022

Syracuse Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin and Firearms Violations

SALT LAKE CITY- on August 3, 2022, after a two-week trial, a federal jury in the District of Utah found Christopher Flynn, 38, of Syracuse, guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

At trial, federal prosecutors presented evidence that Flynn worked with others to sell $720,000 dollars’ worth of methamphetamine and heroin along the Wasatch Front. Evidence was also presented that Flynn traded 16 firearms, 6 of which were stolen, to his supplier as payment for narcotics.

The jury found Flynn guilty of conspiring with his co-defendants to distribute heroin and methamphetamine. Flynn was also convicted of the possession of a handgun which he used in furtherance of the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin. Because Flynn had previously been convicted of a felony, it was also illegal for Flynn to possess a firearm at any time. Flynn’s co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to similar charges.

Assistant United States Attorney Aaron Flater and Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael Gadd tried the case against the defendant. Special Agents from the ATF, DEA, and the Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force conducted the investigation.

Sentencing in this matter is currently set for November 10, 2022.

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