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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Minnesota Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamines

FARGO - US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on August 9, 2016, Kee Thao, of Minneapolis, Minn., was sentenced before US District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 20 years in federal prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.  Following his incarceration, Judge Erickson ordered that Thao serve 30 years of supervised release due to his violent criminal history involving women and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

This case came to the attention of law enforcement officers after a woman who accompanied Thao from the Minneapolis area to Fargo sought the assistance of law enforcement.  During the investigation of this domestic dispute, the Fargo Police Department searched Thao’s vehicle, which contained approximately 10 ounces of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations and the Fargo Police Department.

Assistant US Attorney Jennifer Puhl prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 9, 2016