MINNEAPOLIS — Two Claremont men were indicted last week in federal court for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Clancy Shane Amy, 38, and Michael Steven Schoenfelder, 33, were each indicted May 6 with one count of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.
Amy also faces three counts of distribution of meth, one count of possession with intent to distribute meth and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking crime.
The indictment also charges Amy with first-degree sale of meth in Steele County last month. The charge comes following a four-month investigation during which he allegedly sold more than 10 grams of meth to undercover law enforcement agents, including the South Central Drug Investigation Unit.
He's accused of being in possession of a 12-gauge shotgun, a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol and a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a release.
Authorities said they found 128.5 grams of meth in various rooms and locked safes, the weapons and more than $1,300 in cash during an April 18 search of Amy's Claremont home.
The search was conducted by members of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Southeast Minnesota Gang and Drug Task Force, SCDIU and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Both men face a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted on the conspiracy charge.
Amy's additional charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison for each distribution count, 10 years for each possession count and a consecutive term of five years to life for the firearm count.
Kay Fate | May 17, 2013
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