ND Shots Fired Sentence

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A man accused of firing 14 rounds into an occupied Bismarck residence during a dispute over drugs has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Vernon Pook Jr. pleaded guilty in April to discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The incident happened in June 2016.

Authorities say Pook fired a handgun into the residence and parked vehicles outside because he was unhappy about repayment for an ounce of marijuana. No injuries were reported.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland says Pook must also serve five years of supervised release.

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