Final Defendant Sentenced To Prison In Mille Lacs Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy | USAO-MN


United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of DAVID LEE SNODDY, 38, to 33 months in prison for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy on the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation. SNODDY, who pleaded guilty on February 12, 2020, was sentenced today before Judge Eric C. Tostrud in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota. Co-defendants TYRONE JAMES NELSON, 39, ROBERT DONTELL SYKES, 49, RAMON FORD, 60, DEVONN ROSE MITCHELL, 24, KRISTIN RAE BOYD, 30, DUWAYNE IVAN SCHWENSEN, 27, and CHASE REED NICKABOINE, 21, have all entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, from March 2018 through June 2018, SNODDY knowingly conspired with NELSON, the main source and distributor in the conspiracy, and others to distribute heroin on the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation and surrounding communities. SNODDY admitted to distributing and assisting in distributing up to 400 grams of heroin.     

This case was the result of an investigation led by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad prosecuted the case.

 

Defendant Information:                                                                                                                     

TYRONE JAMES NELSON, 39

City of residence unknown

Convicted:

  • Conspiracy to distribute heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 77 months in prison
  • Four years of supervised release

 

ROBERT DONTELL SYKES, 49

City of residence unknown

Convicted:

  • Conspiracy to distribute heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 60 months in prison
  • Four years of supervised release

 

DAVID LEE SNODDY, 38

Minneapolis, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Conspiracy to distribute heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 33 months in prison
  • Four years of supervised release

 

RAMON FORD, 60

Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 46 months in prison
  • Three years of supervised release

 

DEVONN ROSE MITCHELL, 24

Onamia, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Aiding and abetting distribution of heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 60 months in prison
  • Three years of supervised release

 

KRISTIN RAE BOYD, 30

Onamia, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Aiding and abetting distribution of heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 24 months in prison
  • Three years of supervised release

 

DUWAYNE IVAN SCHWENSEN, 27

Onamia, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Aiding and abetting distribution of heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 78 months in prison
  • Three years of supervised release

 

CHASE REED NICKABOINE, 21

Onamia, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Aiding and abetting distribution of heroin, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 37 months in prison
  • Three years of supervised release

 

 

 

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