Bismarck man accused of running drug operation


BISMARCK, N.D. – 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 say 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.

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.

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