Trial delayed for 4 men involved in Williston heroin bust

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WILLISTON, N.D.- A trial for four men accused of selling heroin in Williston has been delayed in federal court.

Judge Daniel Hovland set the trial for Timothy Amundson, Sylvester McCurry, Jamelle Edwards and Johnny Thompson for Nov. 29 in Bismarck.

The four men are facing charges of distribution of heroin, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

Six people were indicted in May, but 21-year-old Mariah Slater and 22-year-old Tanner Nielsen have accepted a plea agreement.

Slater's sentencing date is set for December and Nielsen's hearing has been set for February.

Authorities say the group was part of a Chicago-based heroin distribution ring blamed for a series of overdoses in a two-week span earlier this year, which resulted in one death.