Man sentenced for possession of fentanyl

Eric Cortez-Lee Matthews, 33, of Detroit, Michigan, who had originally been charged with Class B felony possession with intent to deliver fentanyl in Minot in July 2021, pleaded guilty last week to an amended charge of Class A misdemeanor possession of fentanyl.

North Central District Court Judge Doug Mattson sentenced him to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the 44 days he has already served, and two years of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay $325 in court costs and to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation.

Co-defendant Charda Cymone Grandberry, 35, of Flint, Michigan, who had also originally been charged with a Class B felony, is currently charged with Class A misdemeanor possession of fentanyl.


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