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Dunseith man sentenced for manslaughter

A Dunseith, N.D., man was sentenced Monday to 10 years at the state penitentiary after pleading guilty to manslaughter. On June 26, 2005, Cory Lee Gillis, 26, assaulted his uncle, John Paul Gillis, 40, at his uncle's residence northeast of Dunseith.

A Dunseith, N.D., man was sentenced Monday to 10 years at the state penitentiary after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

On June 26, 2005, Cory Lee Gillis, 26, assaulted his uncle, John Paul Gillis, 40, at his uncle's residence northeast of Dunseith. John Gillis was found alive by a friend and ultimately taken to Trinity Hospital in Minot, where he died the next day.

Manslaughter is a Class B felony.

Seven charged

after drug busts

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Seven people arrested in Rolla, N.D., as the result of an ongoing narcotics investigation made their first appearances Monday in Rolette County District Court.

Some of the accused had worked in father/daughter teams to deliver the drugs, and some delivered the drugs with children present, according to the Rollette County state's attorney's office.

Geneise Poitra, 49, of Dunseith, N.D., was charged with three counts of delivering a controlled substance and one count of contributing to the deprivation of a minor.

Joni Lavallie, 26, and Joseph Houle, 23, both of Dunseith, were each charged with three counts of delivering a controlled substance.

Gary Thiefoe, 48, of Dunseith, was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

Amy Dubois, 22, of Dunseith, and Adam Phelps, 23, of Belcourt, N.D., were each charged with delivery of a controlled substance.

Peter Lavallie, 63, of Dunseith, was charged with being an accomplice to a controlled substance delivery.

The arrests were made by officers from the Rolette County Sheriff's Office and Turtle Mountain Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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