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County man arrested on multiple drug charges

Posted 12/09/14 (Tue)

By Amy Robinson
Farmer Staff Writer

A Watford City man was arrested on Nov. 25, on multiple drug-related charges following a search of his trailer at the Coyote Charlies RV Park in Watford City. Law enforcement found marijuana, one ounce of suspected cocaine, two sandwich bags of approximately 13 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, almost $3,000 in cash, and three guns.
According to the State’s Attorney’s Office, further searches of the trailer and of Oscar Eduardo Espinoza-Echeverria’s person, yielded two digital scales, a glass pipe, smoking filters and screens, nine cell phones, a small notebook with “pay owe” information, a number of false IDs, a valid Mexican driver’s license and an additional couple hundred dollars.
Upon conducting an exterior search of the property, a K-9 unit gave a positive indication of the presence of drugs from one of the vehicles. Law enforcement had this vehicle towed and transported to the impound lot.
Espinoza-Echeverria was arrested at the trailer and is now facing six charges, four of which are felonies.
He is being charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver While in Possession of a Firearm - a Class AA Felony, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver While in Possession of a Firearm - a Class AA Felony, Possession of Stolen Property - a Class C Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - a Class C Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - a Class A Misdemeanor, and Possession of a Controlled Substance - a Class B Misdemeanor.
The two Class AA Felonies have a four-year mandatory minimum sentence for each charge with a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
He is being held on a $250,000 cash bond or corporate surety and his next court appearance is set for Jan. 15.