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Detroit brothers convicted in Operation Blue Prairie

United States Attorney Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl announced that on June 17, 2022, following a 12-day trial, a jury returned guilty verdicts on multiple counts against two men from Detroit, Michigan, for their leadership in a drug trafficking organization targeting three of North Dakota’s Native American Reservations.

Baquan Sledge, aka Rell, aka TJ, aka Matthew Pierce, was convicted of Continu...