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Friday bust results in multiple drug charges

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A multi-agency drug enforcement effort Friday morning resulted in the arrest and subsequent charging of six people, according to the Stutsman County Narcotics Task Force.

According to information provided by John Hirchert, a Stutsman County Sheriff’s deputy and a task force member, the task force, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office and Jamestown Police Department executed a search warrant on a northwest Jamestown residence at 6:14 a.m. Hirchert said officers had to use a breach device to open the door to the residence as there was no response from anyone inside after repeated knocking on the door and announcement by officers that they had a search warrant.

Inside the residence the law enforcement officers found six people and two children. Hirchert said officers contacted Stutsman County Social Services regarding the children, who were later released to responsible adults.

According to court documents, officers allegedly found about 1 1/2 ounces of a substance later identified as methamphetamine, which has a street value of $5,000. The search also yielded about $4,000 in cash and paraphernalia for using and selling methamphetamine. Officers allegedly found a substance later identified as marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

April Bergman, 41, 128 Sunnyside Trailer Court, was charged Tuesday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and three Class C felonies: two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. She was charged with two Class A misdemeanors, possession of a controlled substance, clonazepam and possession of a controlled substance, tramadol, and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.

Bergman is in the Stutsman County Correctional Center on a $10,000 bond.

Holly Salo, 52, 128 Sunnyside Trailer Court, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and two Class C felonies -- child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia methamphetamine. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor and two Class B misdemeanors -- possession of a controlled substance marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia marijuana. She is free on bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing and possible arraignment at 9 a.m. April 25.

Bryan Salo, 58, 128 Sunnyside Trailer Court, was charged with child neglect, a Class C felony. He was charged with two Class A misdemeanors -- possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both for methamphetamine. He is also charged with two Class B misdemeanors-- possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both for marijuana. He is free on bond and has a preliminary hearing and possible arraignment scheduled at 9 a.m. April 25.

Andrew Adam Robert Heckelsmiller, 36, no street address given, Jamestown, was charged Tuesday with three Class C felonies -- neglect of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, both methamphetamine. He was also charged with ingesting a controlled substance methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor.

Kelley Ann Brown, 23, LaMoure, and Jesse Leppert, 32, Dickey, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia methamphetamine, a Class C felony. Both are free on bond. Leppert is scheduled for an initial appearance at 1:15 p.m. March 21 in Jamestown.

Chris Olson

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

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