Allison Church, Genesse Jackson, charged with possession of stolen motor vehicle, drugs

Allison Nellie Church, 32, Minot, and Genesse Beston Jackson, 27, New Town, are charged in district court with Class A misdemeanor possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Church is charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, both Class C felonies. Jackson is also charged with Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia and Class A misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine.

The pair were arrested following a traffic stop at 800 1st Ave. SE on Oct. 8.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Jackson admitted stealing the 2002 blue Chrysler Concord, valued at $1,000, that she had spotted running outside a northeast Minot residence early on the morning of Oct. 5 as she walked by the residence. Jackson explained that they needed a vehicle to use to move Church out of an apartment she was being evicted from. Church denied knowing the vehicle was stolen, but Jackson said she did know it was a stolen vehicle.

A search of the stolen vehicle turned up 31.9 grams of suspected marijuana, along with marijuana paraphernalia, methamphetamine paraphernalia, scales with drug residue, eight syringes, small plastic baggies containing suspected drug residue, and three broken glass pipes. Church told police the drugs and drug paraphernalia all belonged to her. Jackson had a loaded syringe containing methamphetamine hidden in her underwear. Jackson explained that Church had asked her to hide the meth for her when Church realized that the police were about to stop them.


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