Job Garcia Lopez Jr., 34, appeared Wednesday in Walsh County District Courtroom on three Class A felonies of possessing a managed substance with intent to ship whereas having a firearm, a Class C felony of illegal possession of a firearm by a violent felon, and two misdemeanors—offering false info to regulation enforcement and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.
He and Natalie Daybreak Apland, forty six, have been arrested Nov. 25 throughout a visitors cease on North Dakota Freeway 17 in Park River. A Walsh County deputy stopped the car round 2:30 a.m. close to Hill Avenue South for failing to dim their headlights as they handed the sheriff’s car, based on a legal grievance towards Lopez.
After noticing a “robust odor” coming from the car that officers decided was the odor of marijuana, investigators searched the car and located a loaded handgun, a half-pound of meth, an oz of black tar heroin, a pound of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
Lopez initially informed officers his identify was Sandro Anthony Lopez, based on the grievance.
Apland initially was charged with three Class A felony counts of possessing a managed substance with intent to ship and two misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, however two of the fees—one for having paraphernalia and the opposite for aspiring to ship a managed substance—have been dismissed Friday. Her preliminary look in Walsh County District Courtroom is about for Monday.
Lopez additionally faces two Class C felonies—illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and possessing drug paraphernalia—and three misdemeanor counts of possessing a managed substance in Williams County District Courtroom. These fees stem from a search warrant served Nov. 27 at Lopez’s residence at 2600 College Ave. in Williston, the place officers stated they discovered two hydrocodone drugs, meth, THC wax, a handgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia, in response to charging paperwork.
Lopez didn’t have a legitimate prescription for hydrocodone on the time of the arrest. He is also prohibited from proudly owning a gun since he pleaded responsible in October 2014 to a number of felonies, together with theft.
A Class A felony carries a most punishment of 20 years in jail and a $20,000 high-quality. A Class C felony is punishable by as much as 5 years in jail and a $10,000 effective.
Park River is about 60 miles northwest of Grand Forks.