Belcourt man sentenced on drug conspiracy charges

Staff reports

Jordan Delong, 25, of Belcourt, ND, was sentenced Aug. 29 on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance.

Delong pleaded guilty to the charge on May 16, 2011.

The judge gave Delong credit for one day in federal custody and placed him on supervised release for three years. Delong was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund and $5,763 in restitution.

From February 2009 through March 21, 2010, Delong received Hydrocodone from Timothy Davis, Jr. and then supplied John Allery with the drug. Davis stole in excess of 48,000 tables of Hydrocodone from Indian Health Service in Belcourt while employed as a pharmacy technician.

Allery was sentenced on August 26 to two years and one month in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $300 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund and $6,063 in restitution.

Davis was sentenced on June 28, 2011, on charges of acquisition of a controlled substance by misrepresentation and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance. Davis was given credit for one day in custody and sentenced to three years of supervised release. Davis was placed at Centre, Inc., a halfway house in Mandan, for six months. He will then be on home confinement for one year with electronic monitoring for six months. Davis was ordered to pay restitution of $5,763, to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund and to complete 50 hours of community service.

Candace Keplin, a/k/a Candace McCauley, was sentenced on May 25 to three years of probation on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance. Keplin was ordered to pay restitution of $5,763 and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund.