Man pleads guilty in drug case
A Moorhead man has pleaded guilty in Fargo's federal court to being part of a ring that distributed meth and other drugs in Fargo-Moorhead. Xavier Munoz, 28, 217 16th St.
A Moorhead man has pleaded guilty in Fargo's federal court to being part of a ring that distributed meth and other drugs in Fargo-Moorhead.
Xavier Munoz, 28, 217 16th St. S., is one of 13 people named in a federal indictment, charging them with shipping meth, cocaine, marijuana and heroin from California and distributing the drugs in Fargo-Moorhead and other areas.
Munoz is charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs from June 2001 until February.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Prosecutors agreed to drop a second drug-related charge against Munoz in exchange for his guilty plea and his cooperation in prosecuting other defendants.
Prosecutors also may file a motion to reduce Munoz's sentence if he provides investigators substantial assistance.
Two other defendants in the case, Scott Larson of Stillwater, Okla., and Jeremy Crist of Fargo, also have pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for their cooperation.
The remaining 10 defendants, many from the Fargo-Moorhead area, are set to stand trial June 14.
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