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Thomas Schmidt, Minot, charged with intent to deliver methamphetamine

Thomas Paul Schmidt, 29, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver methamphetamine and Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a Ward County Narcotics Task Force officer placed Schmidt under arrest on Thursday at the Hawthorne Suites Hotel on an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended driver’s license. His probation officer gave permission to search Schmidt’s room. A search of Schmidt’s room turned up a small bag of suspected methamphetamine concealed in Schmidt’s hat and two bags inside his pants in a zippered case. A search of the room turned up two digital scales with suspected drug residue, multiple used and clean baggies that are commonly used for packaging drugs. There was also a “pay/owe” sheet that contained passwords for Thomas Schmidt’s accounts, marijuana and multiple items of paraphernalia. A search of Schmidt’s phone turned up text messages indicating that he has been selling and trading illegal drugs.

Schmidt was scheduled to make an initial appearance on Friday before Judge Doug Mattson.

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