- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for leading a methamphetamine ring.

Earl St. Claire Jr., of Fargo, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, as well as attempted escape from custody.

Authorities say the conspiracy moved meth from Minnesota to the Fargo area for distribution. St. Claire was one of eight people charged in the case.

The 24-year-old St. Claire attempted to escape from authorities on June 15, 2013.

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