Aaron Williams, Burlington, sentenced on possession with intent to deliver charge

Aaron Douglas Williams, 34, will serve about two years in prison on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He pleaded guilty to one Class B felony and one Class C felony charge on Tuesday in district court in Minot. Another Class B felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver was dismissed, as were a Class C felony charge of prohibited possession of a firearm by a felon and a Class B misdemeanor charge of refusal to halt.

Judge Todd Cresap sentenced Williams to a total of five years in prison, with a requirement that he serve two years, and three years supervised probation, and gave him credit for 71 days already served on each charge. The sentences are concurrent. Cresap also required Williams to pay $1,350 in court costs and to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, authorities received a report in May that Williams had been stopping at trailers and peeping into windows along River Road in Burlington. The Ward County Sheriff’s Department responded and Williams reportedly ran from from a deputy. He tripped and fell and was apprehended and arrested. A search of Williams turned up two backpacks, one containing five ounces of individually packed marijuana and 13 grams of meth individually packaged, along with a digital scale. The other backpack contained a handgun.

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