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Man could face life in prison after arrest

A 47-year-old Fargo man faces the possibility of life in prison after being arrested for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to sell it. Joseph Leigh Marek, 106 9th St. S., faces six drug-related charges in Cass County District Court. East...

A 47-year-old Fargo man faces the possibility of life in prison after being arrested for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to sell it.

Joseph Leigh Marek, 106 9th St. S., faces six drug-related charges in Cass County District Court.

East Central District Judge John Irby denied a reduction in Marek's bail of $25,000 Tuesday.

Court records say Marek was arrested Nov. 22 after law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at his home.

He faces charges of possessing 74 grams of meth with the intent to sell it, possessing 87 grams of marijuana with the intent to sell it, possessing meth, possessing more than 28 grams of marijuana, and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

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All the charges are felonies except for one drug paraphernalia count. The felonies carry penalties ranging from five years to life in prison.

Assistant Cass County State's Attorney Tracy Peters filed a request with the court Tuesday ordering Marek to forfeit $2,752 to the Fargo Police Department. Officers found the money in Marek's home during the search.

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