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Minnesota man sentence to 20 years in prison for transporting methamphetamine to North Dakota


FARGO, North Dakota — A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting methamphetamine to a distributor in North Dakota.

A federal jury in March found Tyson Trotter guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Authorities say Trotter dealt more than 500 grams of meth.

Trotter was arrested in November 2014 after authorities observed him meeting with a man from Grand Forks in the parking lot of a business in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Authorities say a search of Trotter's vehicle yielded more than $16,000 in cash. The man accused of buying the drugs was later found to have a pound of meth in his vehicle.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson ordered Trotter to serve 10 years of supervised release when his prison term is completed.

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