Red Lake felon sentenced for illegal possession of firearm, meth and fentanyl


January 13, 2022

RED LAKE — A Red Lake man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for illegally possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl and possessing a firearm as a felon, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to court documents, on Nov. 21, 2020, Joshua Jon Lussier, 34, was arrested in Hubbard County pursuant to a federal arrest warrant. In Lussier’s vehicle, law enforcement observed in plain sight a glass smoking device commonly used for methamphetamine and approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 893 grams of methamphetamine, 83 grams of fentanyl, and drug distribution paraphernalia, including common cutting agents used to increase the total weight of controlled substances. Lussier admitted that the drugs in his vehicle belonged to him and were intended for distribution.


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