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Devils Lake, ND —
Bert M. Johnson, 50, of Williston, ND, was found guilty by a federal jury in United States District Court on charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance.
On February 24, 2010, law enforcement officials with the Northwest Area Narcotics Task Force, executed a search warrant on property near Williston, belonging to Johnson.
When they arrived at the property, Johnson was found in a pickup. Also located within the pickup was an ammunition box which contained approximately three pounds of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine is estimated to have a street value of approximately $100,000.
The information which led law enforcement officials to obtain the search warrant revealed that Johnson had been distributing methamphetamine for quite some time in the Williston area.
Johnson was convicted of both offenses after a three day trial in United States District Court in Bismarck, ND.
Each offense carries a statutory maximum penalty of life in federal prison.

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