Minneapolis Man Sentenced to 19 Years for Fentanyl Trafficking | USAO-MN


ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minneapolis man was sentenced today to 228 months in prison followed by 10 years on probation for trafficking thousands of pills containing fentanyl.

According to court documents, Lyndon Aukeem Swarn, aka Lyndon Aukeem Wiggins, 36, trafficked in large quantities of imitation oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. In October 2019, law enforcement raided two properties associated with Swarn and seized more than 1,000 pills containing fentanyl, 120 pounds of marijuana, three guns and $ 22,300 in cash. Law enforcement officers also raided Swarn’s farm in Ironwood, Michigan, and seized 300 pounds of marijuana, pills containing fentanyl, Swarn’s passport and over $ 8,000 in cash.

According to court documents, after the raids, Swarn continued to smuggle fentanyl. On July 21, 2020, law enforcement arrested Swarn and executed a search warrant at his Hopkins residence and vehicle. Following the searches, law enforcement seized a total of 34,640 pills containing fentanyl, $ 21,000 in cash and a gun.

Swarn was also charged by Hennepin County District Court with premeditated first degree murder in connection with the 2019 kidnapping and murder of a local real estate agent.

Acting US Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota made the announcement after US District Judge Donovan W. Frank convicted the defendant.

This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Minneapolis Police Department, and Hopkins Police Department, with assistance from the Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office.

This case was continued by Assistant US Attorney Andrew S. Dunne and former Assistant US Attorney Jeffrey S. Paulsen.

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