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Woman charged with intent to deliver fentanyl

Madison Raeann Lang, 25, Bismarck, is charged in district court in Ward County with Class B felony possession with intent to deliver fentanyl and Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court documents, the Ward County Narcotics Task Force had staked out a residence in southeast Minot on Thursday where there has been suspected narcotics trafficking. They followed and stopped a Dodge Journey driven by Lang after it left the residence. Lang’s probation officer gave permission to search the vehicle. The search turned up fentanyl pills and drug paraphernalia. Two passengers in the vehicle, Ryan Patrick Ost, 28, and Lacy Lynn Azure, 36, were charged with possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lang made an initial appearance on the charges on Friday before Judge Richard Hagar. He set bond at $7,500 cash or corporate surety, with a requirement that Lang post 10 percent of that.

Lang had previously pleaded guilty last week in district court in Burleigh County to possession of fentanyl, which the prosecutor in the Ward County case noted.

Hagar said he will consider giving Lang an unsecured bond if she presents proof that she has a bed in a secure drug addiction treatment facility. Lang told the judge she is currently on the list for a bed at a treatment facility but the list is long.

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