Man pleads guilty in Red Lake heroin conspiracy that left 2 dead

Man pleads guilty in Red Lake heroin conspiracy that left 2 dead Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office

June 07, 2019 02:34 PM

A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy that resulted in the shooting deaths of two people, federal prosecutors said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday that Kristopher "Blood Money" Sullivan, 24, enter his plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. His co-defendants, Bryan "Boon" Boardman and Franklin "Frankie" Jackson previously pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to distribute heroin.


Court documents and Sullivan's plea state that between Oct. 1, 2018 and Oct. 21, 2018, Sullivan conspired with Boardman and Jackson to distribute heroin on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

The attorney's office said in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2018, the three co-defendants met in a trailer home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation belonging to Jackson's girlfriend, and made preparations to sell heroin later that day, including contacting potential customers to let them know they had heroin available for sale at the trailer home.

At 6:30 a.m. that morning, the attorney's office said three armed, masked men broke into the trailer home in an apparent robbery. Boardman drew a 9 mm pistol and fired eight shots, killing two of the intruders. The third intruder was wounded in the leg and fled from the scene.

Prosecutors say the case was investigated by the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and Red Lake Tribal Police.

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