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Last sentences imposed in "Operation Blue Prairie" multi-state drug trafficking enforcement investigation

United States Attorney Mac Schneider announced that on January 13, United States District Judge Daniel L. Hovland sentenced 34-year-old Baquan Sledge, aka Rell, TJ, or Matthew Pierce, to serve 30 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

 In June of 2022, following a 12-day trial, a jury returned guilty verdicts on multiple counts against Sledge and another man from Detroit, M...