Four Dickinson men have been charged with felony conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Edward Hruby, 20; David Ramsay, 22; Bradley Tomlinson, 24; and Vivek Pollock, 25, appeared in Stark County District Court Monday before Judge Rhonda Ehlis for an initial appearance.
All four men face felony charges.
On Jan. 10, Dickinson Police Department responded to a report of a weapon being fired on the 1000 block of Villard. No one was hurt.
A search uncovered drug paraphernalia, and the Southwest Drug Task Force was called in to investigate, DPD Capt. David Wilkie explained.
According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 10, the four men "willfully possessed with intent to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana."
Hruby was charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, a Class B felony, and maintaining a dwelling for using a controlled substance and reckless endangerment, both Class C felonies.
According to the complaint, he knowingly kept a dwelling for the purpose of keeping or selling controlled substances.
"All the marijuana was mine in the household," Hruby declared during his hearing.
Per the endangerment charge, he "discharged a firearm in an apartment building."
Ramsay and Tomlinson were charged with conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class B felony.
Pollock was charged with conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver — meth, both Class B felonies, and possession of meth paraphernalia, a Class C felony.
According to the complaint, Pollock was found with 15 grams of methamphetamine, and he had a scale and baggies.
In North Dakota, a Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.
A Class C felony carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine, with minimum court fees of $525.
Hruby was given a $5,000 unsecured bond.
Assistant State's Attorney Amanda Engelstad cited Hruby's lack of criminal history, saying that while not a flight risk, the charges are serious.
"Quite a lot of controlled substances were found in his home," she said.
Tomlinson and Ramsay were also given $5,000 unsecured bonds.
Pollack was given a $1,000 cash bond, as he does have some criminal history, including failures to appear, and few ties to the community.
All four are scheduled to have preliminary hearings on Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Stark County Courthouse, 51 Third St. E.