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Published March 27, 2011, 04:17 PM

Woman to Plead Guilty in ND Meth Case

One of six people charged in a conspiracy to sell drugs in North Dakota and Minnesota has agreed to plead guilty.

By: Associated Press,

(AP) — One of six people charged in a conspiracy to sell drugs in North Dakota and Minnesota has agreed to plead guilty.

Christeena Barker is charged in federal court with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Authorities say the conspiracy moved more than 500 grams of methamphetamine to the area from California and Minneapolis.

Barker is accused of dealing in less than 1 gram of meth.

Thomas Altringer has also pleaded guilty in the case and faces a May 31 sentencing. Other defendants are Annette Avila, Ernest Ells, Betty Ann Schweigert and Holly Ann Thomas.

The conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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