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Associated Press, Published November 28 2012

Chicago man pleads guilty to dealing drugs in ND

FARGO — A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine in North Dakota.

Uriel Curiel is charged in federal court with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and money laundering. He was arrested in Chicago in November.

Authorities say the 39-year-old Curiel and four other men distributed the drugs in North Dakota, Minnesota and elsewhere.

Curiel faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a minimum mandatory term of 20 years. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 21 in Fargo.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.