Tyquan Graham, Minot, charged with delivery of fentanyl to juvenile who overdosed
Tyquan Markeez Graham, 22, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony delivery of fentanyl to a juvenile who later overdosed on April 29. He is also charged with Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia, Class C felony felon in possession of a firearm, and Class A misdemeanor possession of a Schedule IV depressant. Graham was scheduled to make an in initial appearance on the charges on Wednesday before Judge Stacy Louser.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a juvenile bought a green fentanyl tablet from Graham at the Off Broadway Laundromat on April 29. Police searched the juvenile’s phone, which led to a phone number associated with the drug dealer, who was later identified as Graham, and the information that the child had been meeting Graham in the area of Sixth Avenue SW and Sixth Street SW. Graham has been living in an apartment building in the 600 block of Sixth Street SW. Police obtained a search warrant for a residence and the search turned up a Smith and Wesson handgun and one alprazolam tablet. Also found in the living room of the residence was $2,993 in U.S. currency in a shoebox and a black digital scale with suspected drug residue. A woman in the residence told police that the firearm was not hers. Neither she nor Graham had a prescription for the alprazolam.
Graham has other charges pending in unrelated cases.
On July 7, 2020, he allegedly left a 6-month-old baby alone and unattended when he was supposed to be caring for her. He is charged with Class C felony child neglect in that case. Graham is also facing other charges of Class B felony armed robbery and Class C felony felon in possession of a firearm in an unrelated case. He and another man, Larry Dominique McLean, are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint in the Sports on Tap parking lot on July 28, 2020, and stealing a gun from the man’s vehicle. William Neal Lucy II, 42, then allegedly pistol whipped and shot Graham, whom Lucy accused of committing the armed robbery, in downtown Minot. Lucy was then shot and wounded himself. Lucy has been charged in connection with the shooting and also with possession with intent to deliver ecstasy and cocaine. McLean has since died and the state subsequently dropped the charges against him. Graham is scheduled to go to trial July 6 in Minot for the armed robbery.
Graham was free on bond in the other cases when he allegedly delivered the fentanyl on April 29.