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Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man has been sentenced to just over 19 1/2 years in federal prison for leading a large drug trafficking conspiracy.

40-year-old Jerry Lee Milliken entered a guilty plea last fall to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents, Milliken was in charge of a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy based in Rochester from September 2021 through February of last year.

Wabasha County Sheriff's Office (click to enlarge)
Wabasha County Sheriff's Office (click to enlarge)

It was alleged that he organized the delivery of meth from a supplier in Kansas City for distribution in the Rochester area. He was also accused of collecting and receiving the proceeds from the sale of the drugs and facilitating communications among those involved in the conspiracy.

Federal prosecutors say about 80 pounds of methamphetamine were seized between the fall of 2021 and the winter of 2022 by law enforcement during the investigation that uncovered the conspiracy. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rochester Police, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crimes Enforcement Team, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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