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Published May 20, 2011, 01:25 PM

Williston man convicted on federal drug charges

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A jury has found a Williston man guilty on two federal drug charges.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A jury has found a Williston man guilty on two federal drug charges.

Bert Johnson was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance. He had pleaded not guilty to both counts.

A jury on Thursday convicted Johnson after a three-day trial in Bismarck.

Authorities say they discovered about 3 pounds of methamphetamine in an ammunition box located in Johnson's pickup truck. The meth had a street value of about $100,000.

Johnson faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

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