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Ford sentenced on weapon, drug charges

A Jamestown woman pleaded guilty to two Class A misdemeanor charges in a plea agreement Wednesday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Brooke Ford, 24, 1124 Western Park Village, a former day care provider, pleaded guilty to possession of dr...

A Jamestown woman pleaded guilty to two Class A misdemeanor charges in a plea agreement Wednesday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Brooke Ford, 24, 1124 Western Park Village, a former day care provider, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed firearm or weapon, before Judge Mark Blumer. Stutsman County State's Attorney Fritz Fremgen asked the court to dismiss one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class C felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor. Blumer agreed to the plea arrangement.

Ford was sentenced to two years supervised probation and to pay $460 in court fees on both charges.

On June 16, 2016, Ford was riding in a vehicle driven by Dakota Jay Koros, 35, Jamestown, that was stopped by a Jamestown police officer because Koros had an outstanding warrant in Barnes County. The officer searched Koros and found Suboxone, a schedule III controlled substance, on him. Koros didn't have a prescription for the substance.

A search of the vehicle that Ford was a passenger in yielded two backpacks, which both had substances in them later determined to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, court documents said. Knives, a small wooden club and metal knuckles were also found in the car.

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Court documents said Ford denied any of the illegal items belonged to her.

Ford didn't make a statement during the sentencing Wednesday.

Ford had also pleaded guilty to four charges on Dec. 20, 2016, stemming from an incident in the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2015. Ford pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class C felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. She was sentenced to two years supervised probation. Ford was also sentenced to serve two days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for two days served for two Class B misdemeanors-possession of drug paraphernalia for marijuana use and possession of a controlled substance.

The maximum penalty for a Class C felony is five years in prison and a $10,000 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.

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