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Associated Press, Published December 26 2010

Man pleads guilty in North Dakota drug conspiracy

FARGO — A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to deal drugs in North Dakota.

Tomas Pacheco-Medina is charged in federal court with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Authorities say he distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and marijuana in the Red River Valley area

The 20-year-old Pacheco-Medina faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, with a minimum mandatory term of 10 years.

Sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 25 in Fargo.

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