Minot man given deferred sentence, community service for delivery of pot

A 34-year-old Minot man was given a deferred sentence and ordered to complete 120 hours of community service on a delivery of marijuana charge on Wednesday, court records show.

Matthew Marvin Felan pleaded guilty to the Class B felony charge before Judge Doug Mattson in district court in Minot on Wednesday.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Felan sold two ounces of marijuana for $500 to a confidential informant working for the Ward County Narcotics Task Force in the Dakota Lounge parking lot on July 13, 2017.

Mattson sentenced him to a two year deferred imposition of sentence, ordered him to complete the community service by May 31 and to pay court costs of $1,300.

The Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, but judges in the district have been far more lenient regarding delivery or manufacture of marijuana cases in recent months.

– Andrea Johnson