Grand Forks Man Sentenced For Role In Massive And Deadly Meth Conspiracy

Investigation Began After Murder of Austin Forsman

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Another man has been sentenced in a deadly and massive methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy operating in the Red River Valley. 39-year-old Ryan Franklin of Grand Forks was sentenced to 16 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth. According to testimony, Franklin was involved with Modesto Torrez and others to bring large quantities of the drug from…

Crookston Women Sentenced For Her Role In Murder At Flying J

Lorie Ortiz Was One of 13 People Charged In The Murder And Meth Conspiracy

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Crookston woman is sentenced for her role in a drug-related death at Flying J in Grand Forks in 2016. 33-year-old Lorie Ortiz was given nearly 6 years in prison for her role as an accessory after the fact in the death of Austin Forsman. The investigation into his murder turned up a meth ring in…

Three Men Sentenced in Grand Forks Meth Trafficking Case Tied to Murder

The drug trafficking came to light after the shooting death of Austin Forsman at the Flying J in Grand Forks in March 2016

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Three men are headed to prison for meth trafficking in connection with a Grand Forks murder case. A judge sentenced 34-year-old Christopher Ringsrud-Knowles, of Arvilla, 26-year-old Daniel Rodriguez Jr. of Crookston and 27-year-old Aaron Morado of Grand Forks. Rodriguez is sentenced to seven years in prison, Morado is sentenced to 7 Ā½ years and Ringsrud-Knowles…

Grand Forks Woman Makes Plea in Drug Trafficking Murder

Authorities say the drug ring distributed mass quantities of meth in North Dakota and Minnesota

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, N.D. — A woman accused of killing a man over a drug deal has pleaded guilty in federal court. Krystal Feist, 32, admittedĀ guilt in three counts, including murder in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy. Authorities say Feist shot 24-year-old Austin Forsman in March 2016 while he sat in a vehicle at Flying J in Grand Forks….