Man sentenced for amended fentanyl charge

Timothy Joseph Poitra, 38, Minot, who had originally been charged with Class B felony possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, pleaded guilty on Friday to an amended charge of Class C felony possession of fentanyl, his second offense.

Another charge was dismissed under the terms of a plea deal.

Judge Todd Cresap sentenced him to two years in prison, all suspended but the 78 days Poitra already served in the Ward County Jail, and two years of supervised probation. Poitra did not earn any time off his sentence for good behavior at the jail.

Cresap also ordered Poitra to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and to pay court costs.

Poitra was present when the Ward County Narcotics Task Force searched a Minot residence on July 15. When Poitra was searched, authorities found about 1.9 grams of fentanyl in one of his pockets, according to court documents.


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