Man charged with intent to deliver

A 22-year-old Minot man is accused of intending to deal marijuana in Minot.

Riley Colton Trimmer made an initial appearance on the Class A felony charge in district court in Minot on Tuesday. The charge is a Class A felony because Trimmer has a past felony conviction. Trimmer is also charged with a Class C felony for possession of a firearm by a felon and Class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Trimmer sold $500 worth of marijuana to the occupants of a pickup truck with Texas license plates in the the parking lot of a Minot business on Saturday. Trimmer then called Minot police with a made up story about an armed robbery after his clients robbed him of the marijuana and drove off. Police confronted Trimmer with security video from the business that contradicted his account of the robbery and Trimmer then admitted the fabrication.

After admitting the fabrication, Trimmer told police that the marijuana buy had been set up through a third party and he didn’t personally know the other man. He said the man called his phone before the drug buy and police took his phone into evidence.

Police searched Trimmer’s vehicle and found a firearm, money, a plastic bag containing suspected cocaine, a marijuana pipe with marijuana residue, and two bags containing marijuana and digital scales.

During his initial appearance on Tuesday, Judge Todd Cresap set bond at 10 percent of $3,500 and required Trimmer to participate in drug testing via the drug patch while he is out on bond.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for March 29 in district court in Minot.

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