Doppler pleads guilty to child neglect, multiple drug charges

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Garrett William Doppler

A Dickinson man pleaded guilty to six criminal charges in Stark County District Court Monday.

Garrett William Doppler, 20, was charged in January with child neglect, a Class C felony.

According to the complaint, 28 grams of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia were found in his apartment, which he shared with his two-year-old child.

Methamphetamine was found in a pack of diapers located in the child's portable crib. The child was found within reach of "small items, various beverages and old food," which he "attempted to place in his mouth." The child was also believed to not have been bathed in "a very long time."

The child also tested positive for methamphetamine.


Doppler pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, a Class C felony, as well.

In February, with three others, Doppler unlawfully entered an unoccupied apartment at Sixth Street West in Dickinson without the permission of the owner or the apartment's renter.

Doppler also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony.

The latter was charged as a felony due to a prior conviction in 2017.

In February, in Stark County, methamphetmaine was found in Doppler's backpack along with a glass smoking device and scale.

An additional misdemeanor charge from February of possession of a controlled substance - meth was dismissed.

Doppler also pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of a controlled substance, both Class A misdemeanors.

In January, Doppler was found in possession of alprazolam and methamphetamine.


Charges from the same time of possession of drug paraphernalia - meth, a Class C felony, and possesson of a controlled substance - marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, were dismissed.

In North Dakota, a Class C felony carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both, with minimum court fees of $525.

A Class A misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 360 days in jail and $3,000 in fines.

Judge Rhonda R. Ehlis sentenced Doppler to 360 days in jail, suspended for two years, for the misdemeanor charges.

Doppler was ordered to complete a residential treatment program at ShareHouse Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Fargo.

He will remain in custody at Southwest Multi-County Correctional Facility until he can be transferred to the center.

For the felony charges, Doppler was given a deferred imposition of sentence for three years.

He was also ordered to pay fines totaling $1,185.


Doppler made no comments at his hearing.

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