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Bismarck Man Sentenced in Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

BISMARCK – US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on April 12, 2017, Jose Antonio Tovar, 53, Bismarck ND, was sentenced before Chief US District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve 13 years in prison and to pay a $500 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund for his role in a Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess a Controlled Substance. Judge Hovland also ordered Tovar to serve 10 years of supervised release.

Law enforcement had been informed that Tovar was suspected of distributing methamphetamine in the Bismarck area between November 2015 and December 2015. During further investigation, law enforcement learned that Tovar was receiving and distributing multiple ounces of methamphetamine. A subsequent search warrant executed at his residence revealed various drug paraphernalia and meth residue.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force.

Special Assistant US Attorney Dawn Deitz prosecuted the case.

Updated April 14, 2017

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