Detroit man sentenced to 5 years in prison for Red Lake fentanyl trafficking operation


MINNEAPOLIS - A Detroit, Mich., man has been sentenced to five years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for his role in a fentanyl trafficking operation targeting the Red Lake Nation.

According to court documents, in March 2021, 34-year-old Scot Lamonte Watkins Jr. conspired with others to distribute fentanyl pills, methamphetamine and cocaine to individuals from the Red Lake Nation.

Watkins, along with co-defendants 32-year-old Douglas Edward McClendon and 41-year-old Christopher Douglas Richard, obtained fentanyl and other drugs from suppliers in Detroit and then traveled to Bemidji to sell the drugs.


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