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Seth Dorscher charged with intent to deliver ecstasy, reckless endangerment

Seth Andrew Dorscher, 25, Mandan, is accused of driving recklessly while fleeing the North Dakota Highway Patrol in Ward County on Wednesday and of being in possession of ecstasy with intent to deliver.

Dorscher is charged with possession with intent to deliver ecstasy, a Class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony; reckless endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor; fleeing a police officer, a Class A misdemeanor, and DUI, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Sola turned on his lights and the vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling west on 20th Avenue SE near Schatz Crossroads and then made a left turn onto 13th Street SE and continued to flee. Dorscher was driving at speeds approaching 70 mph, went through multiple stop signs and multiple red stop lights. The officer noted that Dorscher nearly hit one vehicle during the pursuit. Dorscher was eventually stopped near 16th Street and Wildwood. Dorscher was handcuffed and read his rights. He and his passengers were removed from the vehicle. The officer saw a hypodermic needle in a hat on the passenger side floorboard with suspected drug residue and a black zip pouch containing hypodermic needles with drug residue. The officer also found a clear plastic baggie containing ecstasy.

Dorscher admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana earlier in the day.

Dorscher made an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Wednesday before Judge Richard Hagar, who set bond at $10,000 cash or corporate surety.

The prosecution asked for the high bond due to Dorscher’s extensive criminal record.

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