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Associated Press, Published May 09 2013

3 sentenced for distributing meth in ND

GRAND FORKS — Three people have been sentenced for distributing methamphetamine on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon announced Thursday that Fulton Merrick, Jr., Garrick Mini and Rayone Sherman were each sentenced on a charge of distributing a controlled substance. The three earlier pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine on the reservation.

Thirty-seven-year-old Merrick, of Devils Lake, was sentenced to one year and nine months in custody and three years of supervised release. Thirty-two-year-old Mini, of Devils Lake, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of supervised release.

Forty-four-year-old Sherman, of Fort Totten, was sentenced to one year and one month in custody and three years of supervised release.