Illegal drug activity is an issue in the Fargo-Moorhead area of North Dakota, and police are concerned with making the streets of the communities safe for all. Recently, police departments in both cities have investigated alleged narcotics rings operating in the area. Their investigation resulted in four arrests.
Drug busts and arrests
On Oct. 25, officers with the Fargo and Moorhead Police Departments, aided by SWAT teams and the Cass County and DEA Task Forces, conducted a raid at an apartment located in the 48000 block of 47th St. South. There, they reportedly discovered and seized substantial amounts of illegal drugs, including more than 7,000 M30 pills and dozens of other prescription medications. They also claim to have seized 23 grams of suspected cocaine and 42 grams of marijuana, along with two pistols and more than $20,000 in cash.
Three individuals were arrested in the apartment. The three men arrested were listed as being between the ages of 22 to 42. In a separate incident, police say they also busted a suspected drug ring operating out of the 900 and 1000 blocks of 18th St. South. There, they reported that they seized more than 3 pounds of marijuana along with two pistols and more than $19,000 in cash. A 29-year-old man was arrested and charged with gross misdemeanor child endangerment along with several drug and weapons charges.
Right to defense
Considering the seriousness of the charges against these men, each will want to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney in North Dakota. A conviction on the charges will likely mean considerable jail time and fines. Luckily, each of the accused has the right to defend himself in court, but he will need the services and advocacy of an assertive lawyer to increase the chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.