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Published July 26, 2010, 03:41 PM

Illegal immigrant sentenced in ND on drug charge

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced in federal court in North Dakota for being an illegal immigrant and being caught with 41 pounds of marijuana.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced in federal court in North Dakota for being an illegal immigrant and being caught with 41 pounds of marijuana.

Acting U.S. Attorney Lynn Jordheim says 29-year-old Luis Alberto Gomez-Hernandez was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.

Gomez-Hernandez pleaded guilty in May to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and re-entry of deported alien.

Gomez-Hernandez was stopped on Interstate 94 in southeast North Dakota in March, and a law officer discovered the drugs. Jordheim says Gomez-Hernandez was to be paid $3,500 to transport the marijuana from Washington state to Minnesota.

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