Mark Rodgers Jr., Paige Holmes, Elizabeth Bowles charged with intent to deal heroin at Guest Lodge in Minot

Three people are charged with intent to deliver heroin in Minot on Tuesday.

Mark Anthony Rodgers Jr., 31, Paige Rebekah Holmes, 23, and Elizabeth Anne Bowles, 22, all Minot, are all charged with Class B felony possession with intent to deliver heroin. In addition, Rodgers is charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine, a second offense, all Class C felonies. Bowles is charged with Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and Class A misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine and Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Holmes is charged with two counts of Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia and one Class A misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant for Room No. 242 at the Guest Lodge and found Rodgers, Holmes and Bowles there. The search turned up three small baggies of gray powder heroin, adding up to 4 grams of heroin, one small baggie containing approximately 1/2 gram of methamphetamine, folded U.S. currency containing gray powder heroin, an electronic scale with gray heroin residue, a glass methamphetamine bong, a large amount of U.S. currency, meth and heroin residue on a coffee table, used tin foil squares with meth, and a large number of used syringes around the room.

Rodgers, Holmes and Bowles all told authorities they did not own any of the drugs in the room. The room was registered to Rodgers and Holmes.

The Task Force also obtained a search warrant for Room 244 at the Guest Lodge in Minot on Tuesday and arrested Byanca Nena Galindo, 40, of Bismarck, and Frankeaswood Altenor, 27, Minot, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court in that case, Room 244 was registered to Ira Jones, who was not present when police searched the room.

The search turned up six methamphetamine smoking devices, a container with meth residue, a small baggie with approximately 1.5 grams of meth, an electronic scale and measuring spoon with meth residue. Galindo is charged with one C felony and two A misdemeanors; Altenor is charged with two C felonies and one A misdemeanor. Galindo told police all of the drugs were hers. When she was searched at the jail, authorities found two methamphetamine smoking devices that she had stuffed in the crotch area of her pants.

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