Two Plead Guilty in Red Lake Heroin Conspiracy Case
Carol McCarthy | Apr 23, 2019 AT 12:01 pm
ST. PAUL, MN--Two men enter guilty pleas in Federal Court for their roles in a heroin conspiracy that resulted in the deaths of two individuals. Twenty-five year old Bryan "Boon" Boardman of Minneapolis pleaded guilty today (Tuesday) one count of Conspiracy to distribute heroin and one count of Using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Twenty-three year old Franklin "Frankie" Jackson, unknown address, pleaded guilty to a count of Conspiracy to distribute heroin. According to court records Boardman, Jackson and a third co-defendant 24 year old Kristopher Sullivan conspired with each other to distribute heroin on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. In the early morning hours of October 21, 2018, Boardman, Jackson and Sullivan met in a trailer on the Red Lake Indian Reservation belonging to Jackson's girlfriend. The three defendants made preparations to sell heroin later that day, including contacting potential customers to let them know that heroin was available for sale at the trailer. The defendants’ drug trafficking activities were interrupted at approximately 6:30 a.m. that morning when three armed, masked men broke into the trailer in an apparent armed robbery. Boardman drew a 9 millimeter pistol and fired eight shots, killing two of the intruders. The third intruder was wounded in the leg by the gunfire and fled from the scene.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department.