Joint interdiction operation busts 4 in sting
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, authorities representing the Southwest Narcotics Task Force, the Dickinson Police Department and North Dakota Parole and Probation conducted a joint-interdiction operation in Dickinson, netting four arrests.
A probation search of a residence on the 200 block of 6th Street West led to the procurement and execution of a formal search warrant uncovering multiple controlled substances that were presumptively identified as methamphetamine and marijuana.
According to the Dickinson Police Department, 20 grams of packaged methamphetamine and an array of drug paraphernalia were seized during the operation.
"The Dickinson PD would like to thank our area law enforcement partners for their dedication and assistance in these arrests," a statement by the department said.
Four Dickinson residents were arrested at the west Dickinson residence and subsequently transported to the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center on multiple charges. One, Hannah Dahlstrom, 30, has a history of felony drug-related charges and is being held without bond.
A review of Dahlstrom's criminal history showed previous arrests on Sept. 4 and again on Dec. 3, 2018, for charges related to the possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver.
Dahlstrom's September 2018 case resulted in her being placed on probation following a plea and finding of guilt. Her December arrest subsequently violated the agreement made in September, but before the process to revoke her probation and set a new hearing for her charges could take place Dahlstrom was arrested again on her most recent charges.
According to court records, Dahlstrom has been charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver (methamphetamine).
When asked why Dahlstrom was not immediately incarcerated following her December arrest, which violated her probation, Stark County Assistant State's Attorney Jim Hope said it was the result of a general practice in the judicial district.
"The practice in this particular judicial district for an allegation of criminal charges is that judges prefer that there be a conviction before a petition to revoke probation is heard," Hope said.
Garrett Doppler, 20, of Dickinson, was arrested for felony possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (Schedule IV), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).
Doppler's history showed multiple drug-related offenses, including inhalation of volatile chemical vapors and possession of a controlled substances on two prior occasions.
Kiley Moore, 18, of Dickinson, and Earl Hunt III, 29, of Dickinson, were both arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine).
Searches of Moore and Hunt's criminal histories indicate that neither has had previous arrests related to drugs.
According to the Stark County Clerk of Courts office, hearings have been scheduled for all four individuals and Dahlstrom has been held without bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dahlstrom and Doppler at the Stark County Courthouse on March 25 at 2:30 p.m. A pretrial conference has been scheduled for Moore and Hunt athe Stark County Courthouse on April 23 at 1:30 p.m.