DULUTH (WJON News) – A Brainerd man has been sentenced to  12 1/2 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

According to court documents, on April 26, 2022, a Minnesota State Patrol Trooper traffic stopped 29-year-old Kyle Elwell at a gas station in Motley. Elwell was arrested on an active warrant.

Before his arrest, Elwell threw a pouch with approximately $8,000 onto the ground.

The State Trooper also found a bag with 51 M-30 fentanyl pills on the ground.

During a search of Elwell’s vehicle, law enforcement found approximately 834 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, and an unserialized “ghost” handgun.

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Elwell pleaded guilty on September 2, 2022, to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.


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