Hailee Jacobs charged with leasing an apartment where drug deals took place

Hailee Anne Jacobs, 28, Minot, is accused of leasing an apartment where drug deals took place and also of other drug-related offenses.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force searched Jacobs’ residence at 805 18th Avenue SE, No. 205, for narcotics on May 1. Jonathan Odswand Simmons, 28, was located inside the premises. The only people who were listed residents were Jacobs and her child, who were not home at the time. The residence smelled of marijuana and there was mail and money receipts belonging to both Jacobs and Simmons. There were also other items belonging to Simmons, including a firearm and ammunition. The search also turned up a glass jar with marijuana residue, a plastic bag containing approximately 20 grams of marijuana, a plastic bag containing 0.94 grams of cocaine, an electronic scale with suspected marijuana and cocaine residue, a small baggie of marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, a cell phone belonging to Simmons, $1,600 in U.S. currency in a large men’s jumpsuit pocket, four money orders and a Money Gram receipt. While the task force was there, someone came to the door hoping to purchase marijuana from Simmons.

Jacobs returned home and contacted the task force to find out what happened to her “boyfriend.” She then claimed Simmons was a friend. She told authorities she knew about Simmons using marijuana but had not known about the cocaine or people showing up at her residence to buy drugs.

Jacobs is charged in district court in Minot with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a Class B felony; Class C felony maintaining a premises or property for the use, storage, or sale of controlled substances; Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia; Class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance; Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; and Class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jacobs told Judge Doug Mattson during an initial appearance in district court on Tuesday that she was evicted from her apartment because of the search warrant and just signed a new lease on another apartment.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for June 20.

Simmons was charged with assorted drug-related offenses, including B felony intent to deliver marijuana, C felony possession of drug paraphernalia, C felony possession of cocaine, and C felony felon in possession of a firearm.

A preliminary hearing for Simmons has been scheduled for June 6.