Joshua Turmon, Minot, sentenced to 1 day time served, 2 years supervised probation, for intent to deliver marijuana

Joshua Cornelius Turmon, 37, Minot, was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison, all suspended but the one day he has already served in the Ward County Jail, and two years of supervised probation for Class B felony intent to deliver marijuana on March 4 in Minot. He was sentenced to 360 days, all suspended but the one day he already served, and two years of supervised probation, on a Class C felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a deferred imposition of sentence for 360 days on a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of methamphetamine. The state dismissed other charges against Turmon under the terms of a plea deal, including Class C felony child neglect, Class A misdemeanor possession of cocaine, and Class A misdemeanor possession of alprazolam.

Turmon had been accused of exposing a child to drugs. Under the terms of his supervised probation, he must cooperate with Ward County Social Services and take a parenting class. He has already gone through treatment for chemical dependency and is working and doing well, which is why the prosecution agreed to the lenient plea deal, said a prosecutor.

Judge Gary Lee also ordered that a Kimber 9mm handgun that had been in Turmon’s possession when he was arrested be destroyed by the Ward County Narcotics Task Force. Defense attorney Andrew Schultz told the judge that this type of handgun is worth a fair amount of money and could be sold. Lee said his standard practice is to order destruction of any guns that have been seized and to get them off the street. He remarked that the Ward County Narcotics Task Force could submit a motion to sell the gun if they wanted to.


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