Minnesota Man Sentenced in Tri-State Gun and Drug Case

A Minnesota Man has been sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Convictions.

32 year old Shawn Gaston of Fairmont, Minnesota, pled guilty on July 8, 2022, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that from February 2020 through October 2021, Gaston and others distributed approximately 27 pounds of methamphetamine across Northern Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Gaston was sentenced to 295 months’ imprisonment United States District Court , and must serve a term of five years’ supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Gaston remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.

Several law enforcement agencies from Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin investigated the case including the Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office