Two plead guilty to selling meth on White Earth Reservation

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ST. PAUL, MN—Two men plead guilty in federal court Friday to selling meth on the White Earth Reservation. Court documents state, last year, 28 year-old Michael Blandford of Monticello and 26-year-old Matthew Leigland of Ponsford had been subjects of a drug distribution operation and were pulled over for speeding in Motley by a State Trooper on March 18th, 2019, and after a search of the vehicle around 480 grams of meth was found along with other items associated with selling controlled substances. Blandford and Leigland admitted to traveling from White Earth to the Twin Cities to purchase the meth and bring it back to distribute. The men were initially charged in April.

Agencies involved in the case include the West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, Motley Police Department, and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force.

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