Man sentenced for intending to deal heroin


A 28-year-old Minot man will serve six years in prison for intending to deal heroin in Minot last October.

Daniel Michael Dufloth pleaded guilty Class A felony possession of heroin with intent to deliver in district court in Minot on Wednesday. Judge Richard Hagar sentenced him to a total of 10 years in prison, with a requirement that he serve six years, and three years of supervised probation. The state dismissed two Class C felonies, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited possession of a firearm by a felon, against Dufloth. Dufloth is also required to testify against his co-defendants if needed.

This was Dufloth’s second conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He had been on probation for the first offense, which he pleaded guilty to in 2015.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the officers conducted a probation search of Dufloth’s residence on Oct. 3, 2016 and found 12 individually wrapped packages of heroin on his person.

– Andrea Johnson