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Virginia, Minnesota, man indicted for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2012


MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 33-year-old man from the northern Minnesota community of Virginia was indicted for conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Jeffrey Donald Doig was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The indictment alleges that from the fall of 2011 through May 2, 2012, Doig conspired with others to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine. In addition, it alleges that on May 2, 2012, Doig possessed with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.

If convicted, Doig faces ten years to life in federal prison. And because the federal system does not have parole, sentences are served in their entirety behind bars. All sentences, however, are ultimately determined by a federal district court judge.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas M. Hollenhorst.

An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.

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