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Associated Press, Published July 18 2009

Authorities say horses bought with drug money

Federal authorities investigating a drug-trafficking ring in North Dakota believe some of the suspects used profits from drug sales to buy race horses.

A federal search warrant affidavit says the ring was based in Dunseith, on Turtle Mountain reservation land. It says quarter horses raced at tracks in Fargo, Shakopee, Minn., and Fort Pierre, S.D. The affidavit says one of the horses sold for $10,500.

The affidavit says drug money was used for food, veterinary bills, trailers and training equipment.

U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley had no comment.


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