The North Dakota Highway Patrol seized 136 pounds of marijuana from a car on Interstate 94 near Steele at about 1 p.m. on March 1. The car had Idaho license plates, and a trooper's suspicions were cited as the reason why the vehicle was searched. A 22-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were inside of the car at the time of the traffic stop and were taken into custody.
Federal prosecutors revealed indictments against three young men in February. They say the three and others conspired to possess and distribute drugs in relation to a total of five overdoses that caused serious bodily injury and death.
According to Bismarck police, a man reported that his fiancée had assaulted him at his residence located in the 1100 block of Southport Loop. The man had dried blood and a visible injury on his face, said police. According to the female who allegedly assaulted the man, the situation had escalated to point that she became concerned for her own safety. She was taken into custody in connection with the alleged incidence of domestic violence on suspicion of simple assault.
A 29-year-old woman and two men from Arizona have been charged after authorities linked them to 11 pounds of methamphetamine, cash, marijuana and handguns found in their vehicle and hotels. The investigation began when the woman was pulled over in Berthold, North Dakota, for what the police chief described as "erratic driving." Police claim that they found 1 pound of methamphetamine and $20,000 in cash in the vehicle.
Increasing numbers of people are on the Internet, and some use the platform to reach out to other people they do not know. Although people may feel that the Internet, cellphones and other types of electronic media provide a degree of anonymity to their actions, when such platforms are used by an adult to entice or lure minors into sexual situations, the adult can quickly find him or herself in trouble.
Individuals in North Dakota may be interested to learn that a recent study has suggested there may be a link between genetics, the environment in which an individual grows up in and anti-social behavior. The study was conducted by researchers from Sweden and Canada, and the results were published in the December 2014 International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology issue.
North Dakota law enforcement officials reported on Dec. 13 that two individuals believed to be involved in a home invasion were taken into custody. Two homeowners purportedly suffered injuries in the incident.
There are two options that motorists have when they receive a traffic citation in North Dakota. First, they may send the bond in a bond envelope to the Clerk of District Court, leaving the citation unsigned within 14 days. The other option is to send the bond to the same address after signing and dating the citation. Signing the citation indicates that the driver is requesting a court hearing. Citations may be also be paid online with a credit card in lieu of sending a check through the mail.
Residents of North Dakota may have heard the term phishing before. However, it is important to understand what it is and how it can affect a person. Phishing is the act of fishing for an individual's financial or other personal information. It commonly involves an individual receiving an email that looks like it is from a financial or government agency. However, it is actually from a person or entity committing a scam.
A North Dakota man was sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of distribution of methamphetamine and the illegal use of a firearm while engaging in drug trafficking. In their Nov. 4 announcement, federal prosecutors claimed the charges were related to his alleged participation in the violent kidnapping and beating of another man in 2012.