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Joshua Brydon, Minot, charged again with intent to deliver methamphetamine

Joshua John Brydon, 40, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony intent to deliver methamphetamine and two counts of Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia on Saturday.

He was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court before Judge Todd Cresap on Monday.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a police officer was conducting surveillance outside Brydon’s residence at 814 5th Street NE on Saturday afternoon. Brydon had an active warrant out for his arrest at the time. The officer spotted two men leaving the residence, one of them Brydon, and get into a car and leave. Brydon was carrying a backpack. The car was followed and stopped after it went over the Third Street Viaduct after the driver failed to signal before making a right hand turn. The officers ordered Brydon, who was a passenger in the vehicle, out of the vehicle and his backpack was then searched after Brydon’s probation officer gave permission. The backpack contained two digital scales, both with meth residue, a used hypodermic needle, a clear bag containing 13.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and several smaller plastic baggies, a razor used to prepare the crystal rock, and $21 in cash.

Brydon was previously charged last month in another case with Class B felony intent to deliver methamphetamine and two counts of Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia. According to court documents in that case, a police officer spotted him driving without plates or registration, knew Brydon had active warrants out for his arrest, followed him home and detained him outside his residence. The search of his car turned up methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

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