Defendant given reduced sentence

A Minot man has been sentenced to serve 280 days with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after entering a change of plea to guilty on May 8.

Cory Alexander Foster, 46, Minot, entered his change of plea in North Central District Court, pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance-fentanyl, a Class B felony.

According to court documents, Foster was implicated during a controlled purchase of narcotics under the supervision of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, when he sold 25 fentanyl tablets to a confidential informant in exchange for $1,000. Foster and an intermediary named William Parker, 52, were identified and later arrested.

District Court Judge Douglas Mattson sentenced Foster to serve 280 days of a 10-year sentence, and two years and six months of supervised probation. Foster was also assessed $900 in court fines and fees. The $800 of Ward County Narcotics Task Force funds in Foster’s possession were forfeited and returned to the task force.


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