Intent to deliver meth charge dismissed against Tyler Willard because police didn’t show up for hearing

A Class B felony intent to deliver methamphetamine charge and a Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia charge were dismissed against Tyler James Willard, 28, Bowbells, on Dec. 9, 2019 because police failed to show up on time to testify at his preliminary hearing.

Willard pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court in Minot to three misdemeanors: Class A misdemeanor tampering with physical evidence, Class A misdemeanor driving with a suspended driver’s license, and Class B misdemeanor refusal to halt.

Judge Stacy Louser sentenced him to 30 days in jail, with a requirement that he serve 15 days, and ordered him to pay $325 in court costs. The sentences are concurrent.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, all of the charges against Willard were related to an Oct. 25, 2019 incident.