Madison Endresen, Minot, charged with providing heroin to cellmate who overdosed

Madison Lynn Endresen, 23, Minot, is accused of providing heroin to her cellmate who overdosed at the Ward County Jail on Sunday. Her cellmate had to be revived with Narcan that was given to her by a correctional officer. The cellmate recovered but was taken to Trinity Hospital for treatment, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court.

According to the affidavit, correctional officers did a body cavity search after the overdose on Sunday and discovered that Endresen had concealed on her person plastic bags containing suspected heroin residue. She was searched again on Monday and the search turned up two small plastic containers containing suspected heroin, concealed in her bra and inside her body. Authorities obtained a search warrant for a more invasive, complete search of Endresen’s body cavities at Trinity Hospital. A doctor located a large plastic bag tied in a knot that contained 12 grams of suspected heroin near Endresen’s cervix. The doctor told authorities that the bag would not have been easily seen during their prior search of Endresen.

Endresen is charged in district court in Minot with Class A felony possession of heroin with intent to deliver inside a correctional facility and Class C felony possession of Schedule I, II or III drug paraphernalia, a second offense.

Endresen was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charges on Tuesday before Judge Richard Hagar but was unable to appear, according to a correctional officer. Her initial appearance on the charges was rescheduled to Thursday.


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