Devils Lake man gets 10 years for meth conspiracy
FARGO--A Devils Lake man was sentenced to a decade in prison by a federal judge Monday for his role in methamphetamine trafficking in central North Dakota.
FARGO-A Devils Lake man was sentenced to a decade in prison by a federal judge Monday for his role in methamphetamine trafficking in central North Dakota.
Jeremy Arlen Crist, 40, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson.
Crist was arrested in July 2016 after the Lake Region Narcotics Task Force conducted undercover meth buys from him in Fort Totten, N.D. Meth seized from Crist was found to be 99.5 percent pure, according to the Department of Justice.
Crist also pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy charges in 2003, court records show, as part of a 13-member drug ring that distributed more than 70 pounds of meth in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.
He will be under supervised probation for eight years following his release and must pay $100 into the crime victim's fund.
Crist was initially charged with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute, but the second charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement between Crist and prosecutors in April.