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Meth bust believed to be one of largest in state

BERTHOLD - The arrest of three people here during a traffic stop Wednesday led to the capture of 11 pounds of meth, three handguns and about $20,000 in cash in what is believed to be one of the largest seizures in the state's history, Berthold po...

BERTHOLD - The arrest of three people here during a traffic stop Wednesday led to the capture of 11 pounds of meth, three handguns and about $20,000 in cash in what is believed to be one of the largest seizures in the state’s history, Berthold police said Thursday.

Police Chief Al Schmidt stopped a vehicle for erratic driving on Wednesday and arrested Tina May Ganley, 29, of Williston; Oscar Gabriel Delgado, 29, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Rocky Thomas Mayfield, 40, of Goodyear, Ariz., according to a statement released by Berthold police.

Schmidt said he found a pound of meth in the vehicle plus about $20,000 cash, then took the trio to Ward County Jail for interviews that police say led to the seizure of 10 pounds of meth, a handgun and $900 in a room at the Days Inn in Minot.

On Thursday, one of the three tipped off Schmidt to a package at the Best Western Inn in Williston, where a Bureau of Criminal Investigation Task Force found two more handguns included in a Valentine’s Day box next to chocolates and teddy bears, police said.

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