Minot man sentenced to federal prison for drug, gun, money laundering

BISMARCK – A 37-year-old Minot man was sentenced Monday, March 18, to more than 12 years in federal prison after being convicted on drug, gun and money laundering charges.

Dennis Allen Corwin was the leader of a ring distributing meth in the Minot and Bismarck area, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

When he was arrested in Bismarck, authorities found approximately five pounds of meth and 30 firearms in his vehicle and shop in Minot. The drug ring had transported more than 70 pounds of meth from Mexico to North Dakota.

He was convicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; distribution of a controlled substance; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession or sale of stolen firearm; possession of firearms by a prohibited person; possession of a short-barreled shotgun; and laundering of monetary instruments, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Corwin will be on supervised probation for five years following his release from prison.