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Byron Patton, Antania Clark-Thames charged with intent to deliver marijuana

Byron Laviel Patton, 29, and Antania Avengia Clark-Thames, 30, are each charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, officers with the Ward County Narcotics Task Force had previously seen Clark-Thames deliver marijuana to a person and obtained a search warrant for their residence at 1754 35th Avenue SE on Monday. The search turned up six ounces of marijuana on the kitchen table, which Patton told officers belonged to him. The dish had cash placed under it and packaging with marijuana residue was located nearby.

Both made an initial appearance in court on Tuesday before Judge Stacy Louser, who set bond at $5,000 cash or corporate surety for Clark-Thames, whom a prosecutor said has an extensive past criminal record in Illinois, and at $5,000 cash, with a requirement that he post 10 percent of that, for Patton. The prosecutor said Patton has a criminal record in Georgia, though not as extensive as the one for Clark-Thames. Patton said he does not have a criminal record, but he does have a twin brother. The prosecutor said the criminal record is under Patton’s first and last name. Louser advised Patton to speak with authorities if he believes they have erroneous information about his past record. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for July 22.

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