A Sacramento, California man is in custody in Stutsman County on multiple drug charges as a result of an investigation that began with a fatal drug overdose in Jamestown.
Jordan McKay, either 32 or 33, faces charges of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of furanyl fentanyl with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Class B felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction.
McKay remains in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in lieu of $150,000 bail.
According to court documents, the investigation started on Jan. 15 when a search of the room of a suspected overdose victim found several pills. Officers identified the pills as counterfeit Oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. The pills are described as small light blue round pills marked "M” on one side and “30” on the other.
The Jamestown Police Department issued a public alert on Jan. 15 that dangerous pills were being sold in the community.
Further investigation indicated McKay as an alleged source of the pills and a search warrant was executed on his apartment.
McKay made an initial appearance before Judge Daniel Narum on Jan. 19. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing and arraignment on Feb. 10 with a tentative trial date for May 18.
Class B felony charges are punishable by 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. An infraction is punishable by a $1,000 fine.