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Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, speaks at a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Minot, as North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, far right, and U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon listen. (Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service)

Updated: Bakken crime targeted as drug czar lays out northern border drug strategy

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MINOT - The Obama administration’s drug czar chose North Dakota oil country on Tuesday to unveil the White House’s updated strategy for fighting illicit drug movement on the U.S.-Canada border, highlighting the “emerging threat” posed by synthetic drugs and drug trafficking in the Bakken oilfield region.


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.