Minneapolis man receives prison sentence for drug trafficking

Federal prosecutors say a Minneapolis man will spend more than a decade in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 47-year-old Xavier Buckhanan was sentenced Wednesday to 160 months (13.3 years) behind bars, and will then serve five years on supervised release. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute meth on Dec. 14, 2021.

Buckhanan was charged after he went to retrieve packages in a controlled delivery on Oct. 19, 2020.

Court documents alleged Buckhanan conspired with others to traffic meth, as well as other drugs, from Las Vegas to a person in Eden Valley from June 2019 to October of 2020 through the U.S. Postal Service.

Officials say the drugs were then distributed to communities in and surrounding the Mille Lacs Reservation.