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Jamestown man faces multiple drug charges following search warrant

Jacob Wangrud-Eberhardt

A Jamestown man is facing seven drug charges in Southeast District Court, after a search warrant was executed at his residence in southeast Jamestown on Oct. 4

Jacob Ray Wangrud-Eberhardt, 18, 1001 10th St. SE, had his initial appearance Oct. 6 in Southeast District Court in Jamestown on three Class B felony charges: delivery of a controlled substance methamphetamine and two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver for methamphetamine and marijuana.

Wangrud-Eberhardt is facing two Class A misdemeanor charges, possession of a controlled substance lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and possession of a controlled substance buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone. He also is facing two Class B misdemeanor charges, both possession of drug paraphernalia for use other than marijuana.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Dec. 6 in Jamestown. He is in the Stutsman County Correctional Center on a $3,000 bond. A bond reduction hearing has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday in Jamestown.

According to court documents, Wangrud-Eberhardt was at his residence around 11:50 a.m. on Oct. 4 when the James Valley Special Operations Team executed a search warrant of the residence at the request of the Stutsman County Narcotics Task Force. A post on the Jamestown Police Department's Facebook page dated Oct. 4 stated distraction devices were used by the Special Operations Team upon entering the residence.

Wangrud-Eberhardt was in the residence at the time of the search along two other Jamestown men. Those two men have not been charged with any crimes as of the time this story was written.

Wangrud-Eberhardt talked with a law enforcement officer at the scene and said he had sold and used illegal drugs, according to court documents. Substances later identified as methamphetamine, marijuana, LSD and Suboxone were found in various quantities in the residence, court documents stated.

The maximum penalty for a Class B felony is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The maximum penalty for a Class A misdemeanor is one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. The maximum penalty for a Class B misdemeanor is 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.

Chris Olson

Hometown: Traverse City, MI College: Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University

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