Snyder charged with luring minor by computer
Troy Michael Snyder has been charged with luring minors by computer, a Class B felony.
Snyder, 38, of Arlington, Texas, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver - meth, also a Class B felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia - meth, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaint, Snyder used a computer or electronic device to initiate or engage in communication that "implicitly or explicitly discussed or depicted" sexual acts, sexual contact, or other sexual performances with a person he believed to be a minor.
Specifically, Snyder "suggested or requested that the 14-year-old recipient engage in sexual acts and/or sexual contact with him."
The criminal complaint also alleges Snyder was found with a quantity of methamphetamine in his vehicle that he intended to deliver, and that a glass smoking device with residue, commonly used to inhale methamphetamine, was also found in his vehicle.
Two others charges, possession of controlled substance - meth, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors, were dismissed.
In North Dakota, a Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.
A Class A misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 360 days in jail and $3,000 in fines.
Snyder was given $100,000 cash bond with 10 percent surety.