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2 men charged in Turtle Mountain Reservation drug conspiracy

FARGO -- Two men are accused of dealing drugs on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation and using some of the profits to buy race horses. A federal indictment charges Lloyd Joseph Counts Jr. and Lloyd Joseph Counts III with conspiracy to distribu...

FARGO -- Two men are accused of dealing drugs on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation and using some of the profits to buy race horses.

A federal indictment charges Lloyd Joseph Counts Jr. and Lloyd Joseph Counts III with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and with money laundering.

Prosecutors are asking the men to repay $2 million, which allegedly represents profits in the drug conspiracy.

Authorities say some of the drug money was used to buy quarter horses that raced at tracks in Fargo, Shakopee, Minn., and Fort Pierre, S.D. The government is asking the defendants to turn over 15 horses.

The men are scheduled to make their first appearance in court next Wednesday.

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