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Daniel Cartagena Rodriguez Jr., Pontiac, Mich., indicted on federal intent to deliver fentanyl charge

Daniel Cartagena Rodriguez Jr., 27, of Pontiac, Mich., was indicted earlier this month in U.S. District Court in North Dakota on a charge of possession with intent to distribute 84.9 grams of fentanyl and distribution of fentanyl in December 2020 in Minot.

He had originally been charged in district court in Minot but Judge Todd Cresap signed an order of dismissal of the Class A felony possession with intent to deliver fentanyl and Class A felony intent to deliver fentanyl while in possession of a firearm charges on Wednesday because the federal indictments have been handed down.

Rodriguez is scheduled to be arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Bismarck.

His co-defendant, Gisselle Bernard, 22, of Pontiac, Mich., received a deferred imposition of sentence for 360 days in district court in Minot last month, meaning the charge will be dismissed if she successfully complies with probation. She also received credit for 91 days already spent in the Ward County Jail.

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