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Twenty-Two Charged in Bakken Area Drug Sting

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Twenty-two people are charged with drug trafficking offenses in Dickinson.

It's the result of a combined law enforcement effort to fight drug activity in the Bakken.

Officials labeled the effort Operation Pipe Cleaner.

The charges are in federal and state court.

The ages of those arrested range from 19 to 48 and include multiple drug and firearms charges.

Fifteen of the twenty-two people are charged are from Dickinson.

The FBI, ATF and eight other agencies were involved in investigating the cases.

Those charged in United States District Court, District of North Dakota:
Shelly Anne Winner, 35, Dickinson, N.D., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine.
Travis L. Collins, 33, Dickinson, N.D., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine.
Todd O. Snyder, 48, Dickinson, N.D., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine.

Spencer Earl Rogers, 24, Dickinson, N.D., and Bakersfield, Calif., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (crack cocaine and cocaine); possession of firearms by a convicted felon; two counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Laverne Taylor, 30, Dickinson, N.D., and Bakersfield, Calif., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (crack cocaine and cocaine); two counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Jimmy Lee Stewart Jr., 39, Glen Ullin, N.D., possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Alysia Sue Herrick, 29, Dickinson, N.D., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin); tampering with a witness and informant.
Jordan Robert Ward, 21, Arizona, conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin).
Jared Robert Millard, a/k/a/ Blue, 24, Dickinson, N.D., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin); tampering with a witness and informant.

Kyle William Stoldorf, 33, Dickinson, N.D., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin).
Jeremy DeWayne Richardson, a/k/a/ Tree, 22, Dickinson, N.D., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin).
Cody Allen Robinson, 25, Las Vegas, Nev., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin).
Steven Frazier, 35, Las Vegas, Nev., conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin).
Todd Damien Gore, 36, Bermuda Dunes, Calif., possession of a firearm by convicted felon; conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin).
Those charged in North Dakota District Court, Stark County:
Mariesa Giovannetti-Calcote, 23, Minot, N.D., possession of controlled substance (marijuana); possession of controlled substance (oxycontin); possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lindsay Haller, 24, Dickinson, N.D., delivery of MDMA (ecstasy); delivery of methamphetamine; possession with intent to deliver (cocaine).
Jameson Millard, 27, Dickinson, N.D., possession of controlled substance (heroin).
Julia Millard, 19, Dickinson, N.D., delivery of controlled substance (oxycodone).
Shelly Warden, 21, Dickinson, N.D., delivery of controlled substance (oxycodone).
Matthew Kubik, 26, Dickinson, N.D., delivery of MDMA (ecstasy); delivery of methamphetamine; possession with intent to deliver (cocaine).
Todd Hicks, 41, Broomfield, Colo., delivery of controlled substance (marijuana, cocaine and heroin).
Krystal Sannicolas, 27, Dickinson, N.D., possession of controlled substance (cocaine); false information to law enforcement.
Purdon stressed that an indictment or complaint is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the federal cases. The state cases are being prosecuted by State's Attorney Tom Henning, with assistance from Attorney General Stenehjem's office.
These cases were a joint investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Metro Area Narcotics Task Force, Southwest Narcotics Task Force, Dickinson Police Department, Stark County Sheriff's Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bismarck Police Department.

 

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