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Published April 15, 2014, 08:00 AM

Moorhead man sentenced to 16 years in federal drug conspiracy case

FARGO – David R. Cerna Jr., 37, of Moorhead, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Fargo to 16 years in prison for aiding and abetting conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines and marijuana.

By: Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

FARGO – David R. Cerna Jr., 37, of Moorhead, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Fargo to 16 years in prison for aiding and abetting conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines and marijuana.

Judge Ralph Erickson also sentenced Cerna to 48 months of supervised release following the prison sentence.

According to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Fargo, the case involved the transportation of kilogram quantities of methamphetamines from Texas that were distributed in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Also, co-conspirators obtained marijuana from the Minneapolis area and distributed throughout the local area, the statement said.

In earlier sentencing hearings, Sean Ingebretson, Fargo, was sentenced to 12 years and three months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines; and Juan Cerna, Moorhead, David Cerna Jr.’s brother and co-leader of the conspiracy, was given 18 years and six months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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