Oxycodone dealer sentenced

A 30-year-old Las Vegas man will serve about two years in prison for intending to deal oxycodone in Minot in January 2017 and in March 2017.

Kevin Terrell Lee pleaded guilty to two counts of Class B felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver on Tuesday in district court in Minot.

Judge Doug Mattson sentenced Lee to five years in prison, with a requirement that he serve two years, followed by three years of supervised probation. The sentences are concurrent. Lee will get credit for 40 days served in prison and any good time earned. He must also pay court costs.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force found 37 oxycodone pills in Lee’s left front shorts pocket when he was searched on Jan. 19, 2017 at the My Place hotel. Police had gone to the hotel and placed Lee under arrest under a warrant from a different jurisdiction. A search of the hotel room turned up 524 30-milligram oxycodone tablets and six Wells Fargo Bank receipts for $3,000 or more each.

On March 2, 2017, Lee was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on South Broadway in Minot. Police found 29 oxycodone pills and charged Lee with a second felony possession with intent to deliver charge.