Ham Lake Man Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Prison for Illegal Firearms Possession and Cocaine Distribution

After pleading guilty to drugs and guns crimes stemming from two occurrences in St. Paul, a Ham Lake man was sentenced to 912 years in federal prison on Tuesday.

According to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, Steven Michael Lincoln, 35, pleaded guilty in November to one charge each of possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of an unregistered firearm, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

According to the press release, the first incident happened in September 2019 when St. Paul police stopped Lincoln in a car that had marijuana, a digital scale, different quantities of cocaine, and two loaded firearms.

Officers discovered Lincoln napping in a pickup truck parked in a St. Paul alley in January 2020. A loaded pistol, magazines and ammo, as well as a protective vest, were discovered in the pickup.

Lincoln is forbidden from having a handgun due to a past felony conviction on his criminal record.

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