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Squaw Lake man sentenced in meth case

BEMIDJI, Minn.—A Squaw Lake, Minn., man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Friday, Feb 23, after being found in possession of 199 grams of methamphetamine in 2016.

Jaysen Lane Heyer, 39, of Squaw Lake was arrested in December 2016 with the methamphetamine, as well as several stolen firearms, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. The street value of the meth was estimated between $8,000 to $12,000. Because Heyer was already listed as a felon, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms.

Squaw Lake is about 48 miles northeast of Bemidji in Itasca County.

Heyer pleaded guilty in September to a single count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Judge Susan Richard Nelson sentenced Heyer to 175 months in prison on Friday, as well as four years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Itasca County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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