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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

B. Todd Jones, United States Attorney

Contact: Jeanne F. Cooney, Director of Community Relations
(612) 664-5611

Duluth Man Sentenced for Possessing with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine

MINNEAPOLIS — Earlier today in federal court in Duluth, a 37–year–old Duluth man was sentenced on illegal firearms and drug charges. United States District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Roy Milburn Caskey, Jr., to 120 months in prison on one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug–trafficking crime. Caskey was indicted on January 11, 2011, and pleaded guilty on February 17, 2011.

In his plea agreement, Caskey admitted that on October 5, 2010, he possessed 31.8 grams of crack cocaine, intending to distribute the drug to others. He also admitted that on that same date, he possessed a .44–caliber pistol. Court documents indicate that on October 5, 2010, Duluth police executed a state search warrant at Caskey’s residence, where they seized the crack cocaine and the gun, in addition to a small amount of marijuana, drug–trafficking paraphernalia, and $460 in cash.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Duluth Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas M. Hollenhorst and Allen A. Slaughter.