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Authorities ID those arrested with meth in early Saturday traffic stop

MANDAN, N.D. — Authorities have identified the two people arrested Saturday, Feb. 18, with more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine in Morton County.

The Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday identified the driver of the car as Jocelyn Regalado, of Oregon, and her passenger, Junior Simental, after initially refusing to release their names. North Dakota law requires law enforcement agencies to release basic arrestee information.

A drug dog found the drugs, valued at about $500,000 in a rental car stopped for speeding on Interstate 94 at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.

Regalado and Simental are facing potential felony intent to deliver charges, which are class AA felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An online check of North Dakota court records returned no information for Regalado or Simental.

They are being held at Morton County Correctional Center.

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