FLYING J

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…

Angus, Minnesota Man Sentenced in Drug Murder Case

He was charged in the March 2016 shooting death over drugs of 24-year-old Austin Forsman

Feist-Krystal-jpg Krystal Feist Modesto Torrez Modesto Torrez GRAND FORKS, ND — The head of a meth trafficking ring, convicted to ordering a hit on a Grand Forks man who was later murdered, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Modesto Torrez of Angus, Minnesota was convicted in federal court in October including murder. He was charged in the…

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…

Grand Forks Woman Sentenced in Flying J Murder

The investigation resulted in the indictment of 13 conspirators in connection with a meth ring in Grand Forks

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks woman has been sentenced for her role in a murder at the Flying J Truck Stop in Grand Forks. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced 32-year-old Krystal Feist to 30 years in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Feist and Modesto Torrez were charged with the March 2016…

Minnesota Man Convicted in Murder of Grand Forks Man

He was charged in the March 2016 shooting death of 24-year-old Austin Forsman

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The head of a meth trafficking ring who ordered the murder of a man in Grand Forks has been found guilty. Modesto Torrez of Angus, Minnesota was convicted in federal court on 3 of 4 counts including murder in the furtherance of a drug conspiracy. He was charged in the March 2016 shooting death of…

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 ½ years and Ringsrud-Knowles…