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Minneapolis man sentenced in North Dakota to 19 years in prison on drug conspiracy charge

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FARGO, North Dakota — A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison on a drug charge in North Dakota.

James Swift pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Attorneys in the case agreed to a joint sentencing recommendation.

Authorities say Swift and other co-conspirators obtained methamphetamine and brought it to the Grand Forks area for distribution.

The conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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