Law enforcement officials often work together for many months to uncover supposed drug activity in their jurisdictions. Multiple agencies may be involved as officers investigate leads and interview witnesses. A North Dakota man is facing charges for drug crimes after police claim he conspired with others to sell drugs.
A 32-year-old man from East Grand Forks was charged with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime. Officers from the East Grand Forks Police Department report that the man's apartment was frequently visited over the past year and a half. Evidently, witnesses saw parcels being left in a dumpster at the man's apartment complex. According to reports, people would come get the boxes or bags out of the dumpster at a later time.
The investigation revealed that the man had ties to others who had previously been arrested for alleged drug activity. Police had supposedly found heroin, meth and ecstasy at the home of a 25-year-old woman. Also, a 27-year-old man had reportedly had transactions with the woman as well as the man from East Grand Forks.
The man had apparently been arrested previously in Minnesota. He had been accused of allegedly stealing power tools, guns and surveillance equipment from a home. Also, police have stated that text messages on the man's phone show that he was apparently trying to set up drug transactions.
Facing charges for drug crimes in North Dakota is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. Whether the charges are for possession or conspiracy to sell, the consequences of a conviction may be significant. It is important to seek the advice of a trusted criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A knowledgeable lawyer will help clients build the strongest defense possible.
Source: grandforksherald.com, "East Grand Forks man accused of conspiring to sell drugs with others", April Baumgarten, March 28, 2018