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Havre man is acquitted of felony drug charge

 


A jury acquitted a Havre man of a felony drug charge Monday night. Byron Keith Wright, 49, who has two prior convictions for selling methamphetamine, was found not guilty of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.

If he had been convicted, Wright faced maximum penalties of life in prison and a $50,000 fine. He also would have been charged as a persistent felony offender, which carries up to 100 additional years in prison, Hill County Attorney David Rice said.

The drug charge stemmed from an incident in July of 2001. The Tri-Agency Task Force accused Wright of selling meth to a police info...



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