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A man accused of peddling heroin in Bismarck has been sentenced to nearly 7 years in federal prison.

Tyrone Davonta Traylor, of Detroit, was arrested and charged with multiple felony drug counts in June 2018 after a Metro Area Narcotics Task Force investigation. State charges were dismissed after Traylor was charged in federal court in Bismarck.

Court documents claim Traylor, also known as "Moose," was a known drug dealer in Bismarck-Mandan.

Traylor signed a plea agreement in February and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to possess a controlled substance with the intent of distributing it. Seven other charges were dismissed under the deal with prosecutors.

He was sentenced Monday to six years and 10 months in custody and four years on supervised release.

Another person arrested after the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force investigation and charged in federal court was Lenni Ellen Traversie, of Bismarck. Court documents say Traversie was involved in selling more than $6,500 worth of heroin to an undercover officer.

Traversie signed a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to one drug count. Six other charges were dismissed. She was sentenced in February to time served and three years of supervised release. She also must pay $6,380 in restitution to the task force.

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(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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