A Minneapolis man has been sentenced for heroin trafficking, that resulted in the shooting deaths of two on the Red Lake Reservation.
According to United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald, Bryan “Boon” Boardman, 25, has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy. Boardman was sentenced before Judge Wilhelmina Wright in U.S. District Court in Saint Paul to 1 count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, and 1 count of using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. He entered a plea of guilty back in April. In addition to the 78 month sentence, Boardman will also serve five years of supervised release.
Co-defendant Franklin Jackson, 23, was sentenced on September 11th, to 21 months in prison. Co-defendant Kristopher Sullivan, 21, is scheduled to be sentenced on October 9th, 2019.
According to court documents, the three defendants’ preparations for drug trafficking activities were interrupted at approximately 6:30 a.m. on October 21st, 2018, when three armed, masked men broke into a trailer home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, belonging to Jackson’s girlfriend, in an apparent armed robbery. Boardman drew a 9 millimeter pistol, and fired eight shots, killing two of the intruders. A third intruder was wounded in the leg by the gunfire and fled from the scene.
The case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department.