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Fargo man, 19, gets 9 years in prison on drug, child endangerment charges

FARGO--A 19-year-old Fargo man has been handed a nine-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to drug and other charges stemming from a bust at a south Fargo home in March.

FARGO-A 19-year-old Fargo man has been handed a nine-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to drug and other charges stemming from a bust at a south Fargo home in March.

Marvin Berry Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 2., in Cass County District Court to possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver, manufacturing marijuana, tampering with evidence, child endangerment and theft.

He was sentenced to serve nine years in prison and was given credit for having already spent 72 days behind bars.

Berry was one of six people arrested at a home in the 1900 block of 54th Avenue South in Fargo on March 9 during a raid that resulted in the seizure of Ecstasy pills, marijuana and a marijuana plant.

Young children were in the home at the time of the raid.

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A co-defendant in the case, D'Angelo M. Murdaugh, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to a year with all but seven days stayed.

Another co-defendant, Tiana M. Schroeder, pleaded guilty earlier to child endangerment and was sentenced to 360 days, with all but three days stayed.

Co-defendant Mandy L. Schroeder has pleaded guilty to charges of child endangerment and possessing drug paraphernalia. Sentencing was deferred on condition she serve three days in jail, which she has satisfied.

Charges remain pending against two other co-defendants, Marlo Bell and Mercedes E. Clark.

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Marvin Berry Jr.

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