- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A man who was originally charged with kidnapping has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing meth.

Kee Thao, of Fargo, was first charged in February for allegedly abducting a woman and holding her against her will for three days. That charge was dropped after he pleaded guilty in May to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson ordered Thao to serve 30 years of supervised release at the end of his prison term.

Prosecutors had asked for a lifetime of supervised release because of Thao’s extensive criminal history, especially involving offenses against women.

A federal public defender could not be reached for comment.

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