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Bismarck man accused of running drug trafficking operation

November 5, 2021 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a Bismarck man of leading an illegal drug operation that trafficked thousands of oxycodone pills into Bismarck.

Layne Johs is charged with four felonies, including leading a criminal organization. Authorities allege Johs is the kingpin of “an ongoing drug trafficking and money laundering organization” that has a network of users, traffickers, distributors, and a supplier outside of North Dakota, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

Johs is charged with intent to deliver drugs while in possession of a firearm, conspiracy to deliver drugs, leading a criminal organization and reckless endangerment. The charge of possession with intent to deliver could send him to prison for 20 years if he’s convicted.

No attorney is listed for him in court records.