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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fargo Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy and for Attempted Escape from Custody

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 17, 2014, Earl Russell St. Claire Jr., 24, Fargo, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 25 years in prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance and also for attempting to escape from custody on June 15. 2013.

The conspiracy involved the transportation or distribution in excess of 500 g of methamphetamine. St. Claire, Jr. was viewed by the conspiracy as their leader or supervisor and would look to him for guidance in their distribution of the methamphetamine. Judge Erickson also ordered St. Claire, Jr. to serve five years of supervised release and to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Fargo and Moorhead Police Departments, and Cass County Drug Task Force.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Myers prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015