News Release
October 9, 2008
Contact: Joanna Zoltay
Number: 312-886-2597

Oak Grove Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

OCT 09 -- (Minneapolis) A 26-year-old Oak Grove man has been sentenced in federal court for possessing with intent to distribute the highly addictive and dangerous drug methamphetamine. On October 7, 2008 in Minneapolis, United States District Judge David Doty sentenced Daniel Duane Collins to 84 months in prison and five years supervised release on one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine. Collins was indicted on Dec. 5, 2006, and pleaded guilty on June 18, 2007.

According to his plea agreement, Collins admitted that on October 26, 2006, he possessed and intended to distribute 215 grams of methamphetamine. Officers executed a search warrant at an Isanti residence on October 26, 2006 where officers found Collins in the garage along with approximately 215 grams of methamphetamine. The residence was not owned by Collins. Items seized during the search warrant of the residence were: a scale, which is consistent with the sale of narcotics; suspected drug notes; a Remington Model 11 shotgun; an Excel single-shot 12-gauge shotgun; a Colt Python .357-magnum revolver; a Winchester 22; a Remington 12-gauge shotgun; miscellaneous ammunition; and drug paraphernalia.

This case was the result of an investigation by the DEA, the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office and the Anoka-Hennepin Drug Task Force, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa D. Kirkpatrick