FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Feb. 5, 2013, Ashley Lenoir of Devils Lake, N.D., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to a charge of distribution of a controlled substance.
Lenoir, 32, pleaded guilty to selling methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. The incident occurred on Aug. 15, 2011.
The charge of distribution of a controlled substance carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years' imprisonment.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Sentencing for Lenoir has been scheduled for April 29, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., at 1:30 p.m
Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley is prosecuting the case.