ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Burnsville man pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Interim US Attorney W. Anders Folk said.
According to court documents, in the summer of 2020, law enforcement determined that 50-year-old Eric Michael Dungy was selling methamphetamine in hotel rooms in the Twin Cities metro area. On September 30, 2020, law enforcement met Dungy in the parking lot of the Element Hotel in Bloomington. Officers arrested Dungy and found heroin and $ 16,621 in cash on him. Officers searched Dungy’s vehicle and recovered 364 grams of methamphetamine, three meth pipes, needles, gallon Ziploc bags with methamphetamine residue, an electronic money counter and a Kel-Tec handgun of 9 mm. On October 3, 2020, law enforcement searched Dungy’s unoccupied hotel room and found 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine and other personal effects belonging to Dungy.
After being released on bail from Hennepin County Jail in November 2020, Dungy was again investigated for distributing methamphetamine and on December 14, 2020, he agreed to sell three pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover agent for $ 15,000. That same day, law enforcement searched two adjoining rooms he had rented at the Country Inn & Suites in Bloomington and recovered approximately 6.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 13.5 grams of heroin, three digital scales, several small Ziplock bags, eleven phones and $ 12,286 in cash.
Dungy pleaded guilty today to two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine before U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is the result of investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations and the St. Paul Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen A. Slaughter Jr. is pursuing the case.