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Forum Communications Co., Published February 01 2012

Grafton, N.D., man sentenced for selling meth

A Grafton, N.D., man will serve three-and-a-half years in prison for selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant working for the Grand Forks Area Narcotics Task Force.

Carlos Alberto Delgado Jr., 22, received a seven-year sentence Tuesday in Grand Forks County District Court with half of that time suspended.

According to court documents, Delgado received $1,800 from an informant on May 26 for a half ounce of meth he had fronted the informant three days earlier. At that time, Delgado also fronted the informant another quarter ounce of meth.

Court documents said that, in subsequent deals over the next week, Delgado sold the informant another ounce of meth over the course of two deals and agreed to deliver more.

Delgado agreed to an agreement in December, pleading guilty to delivery of methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. He had two charges of delivery of meth dropped as part of his agreement.

All four charges were Class A felonies, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Delgado will also pay $4,700 in restitution.