Three men sentenced in drug conspiracy
FARGO -- Three men have been sentenced in federal court in Fargo for conspiring to bring drugs -- including methamphetamine -- from Texas to sell in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
FARGO - Three men have been sentenced in federal court in Fargo for conspiring to bring drugs - including methamphetamine - from Texas to sell in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Juan Cerna, 26, of Moorhead, Minn., was sentenced Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to 18½ years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance.
Steven Schmidt, 35, of Fargo, was sentenced to five years in the conspiracy, and Brandon Elsenpeter, 26, also of Fargo, was sentenced to three years’ probation for his involvement.
All three men were ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund in addition to their sentence.
Cerna transported kilogram quantities of methamphetamines from Texas that were distributed in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a release from the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Forum News Service