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Published February 28, 2012, 11:21 AM

6th suspect sentenced in MN-ND drug conspiracy

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been sentenced in federal court in North Dakota for his role in what authorities say was a large-scale cocaine trafficking conspiracy in the two states in 2010.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been sentenced in federal court in North Dakota for his role in what authorities say was a large-scale cocaine trafficking conspiracy in the two states in 2010.

Fraenchot (fran-SHOH') Banks of Brooklyn Park, Minn., was convicted by a jury last November and sentenced this week to 20 years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says six people from Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas and Mexico have now been sentenced in the case on drug conspiracy, firearm and witness retaliation charges.

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