Ervin Sampson Jr. sentenced for intent to deliver oxycodone

Ervin Leon Sampson Jr., 20, Detroit, Mich., was sentenced in district court in Stanley to two years in prison, with a requirement that he serve 220 days, for intent to deliver oxycodone in the New Town area in March.

Sampson will receive credit for 85 days already served in jail, plus 12 days of earned time off for good behavior. He will be on supervised probation for two years. Sampson must also obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and pay $125 in court costs.

Sampson was a passenger in a vehicle traveling from Minot to New Town that was stopped by MHA Nation Drug Enforcement. They called in the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Department to assist. When he was searched, Sampson had 151 oxycodone pills in a bag that he has stuffed down his boxer shorts.

Non-Indians stopped by tribal authorities are usually tried in state court for such offenses.