North Dakota police officers make numerous stops for traffic violations every day. Drivers may be routinely pulled over for speeding, running red lights or having non-working headlights. However, on occasion, police may discover something different during a stop than they anticipated. Two Oshkosh men were recently charged with drug crimes after officials allegedly discovered marijuana in their vehicle.
Many North Dakota drivers use their high beams while driving at night. Despite the knowledge that the beams should be dimmed when approaching another vehicle, drivers sometimes forget to do this. A driver was recently stopped after failing to dim his high beams, yet found himself facing charges for multiple drug crimes after the traffic stop.
Roadways in North Dakota are regularly filled with vehicles traveling for business or personal reasons. Law enforcement officials routinely patrol the roads to promote safety and curtail violations, such as speeding or impaired driving. However, in addition to the usual traffic violations, police officers have recently discovered that drug crimes are becoming more prevalent on state highways.
It seems that there are many different potential interpretations of events. For example, what could simply be someone giving a friend a ride could potentially be interpreted by onlookers as something much more suspicious. Unfortunately, three people in Minnesota were recently arrested on drug crimes after police received a report of a possible assault or drug deal.
Methamphetamine is a drug that causes concern to law enforcement agencies in North Dakota and around the country. Police officers routinely arrest individuals for using, manufacturing or selling the substance. In other instances, delivery or distribution of the drug is identified. Two men from Grand Forks were recently charged with drug crimes following an investigation.
College is an exciting time for most North Dakota young adults. The college atmosphere is likely even more thrilling for student athletes, particularly football players, during this time of year. Unfortunately, two college football players find themselves in a difficult situation after recently being charged with drug crimes.
Police officers in North Dakota frequently employ the use of traffic stops in their ongoing law enforcement efforts. These stops allow them to monitor routine activity or perhaps investigate potentially suspicious behavior. In some cases, police officers discover drug crimes or other illicit conduct. Recently, highway patrol troopers arrested a Marshall man after they allegedly found several illegal substances in his car during a traffic stop.
Engaged couples in North Dakota often spend a considerable amount of time with one another. Much of that time is typically spent in preparation for their wedding and the subsequent life they will build together. Unfortunately, one Bismarck couple was discovered together in their home by police officers and now face multiple charges for alleged drug crimes.
Police officers in North Dakota often respond to calls to investigate certain scenarios. They likely anticipate what actions they may take based on the initial dispatched information. However, in some cases, officers discover a different situation than what was originally communicated. A man from Watford City was recently arrested on several charges of firearm and drug crimes after police encountered him in an investigation of another matter.
Like law enforcement in every state, North Dakota police are fighting to keep drugs off the streets. Drug crimes can range from possession to manufacturing and distributing, and the seriousness of the charges increases with the types and amounts of drugs involved. However, one man's purported attempt to sell a cheap knockoff apparently did not fool anyone and landed him in trouble with the law.