Mobile phone helps police with drug arrests
A suspected meth dealer's cell phone helped Moorhead police make three additional drug busts this week. Police said they arrested Sally Marie Soberg, 18, and Joshua James Grandbois, 21, Sunday in Moorhead after they sold 7 grams of meth to a conf...
A suspected meth dealer's cell phone helped Moorhead police make three additional drug busts this week.
Police said they arrested Sally Marie Soberg, 18, and Joshua James Grandbois, 21, Sunday in Moorhead after they sold 7 grams of meth to a confidential informant.
Officers found another 6.5 grams of meth in their vehicle, court records say.
After arresting Soberg and Grandbois, both 1409 14th Ave. E., West Fargo, police obtained a cell phone belonging to Grandbois.
The phone rang numerous times when other people attempted to contact Grandbois to buy drugs, court records say.
Officers answered the calls and arranged other controlled purchases.
Court records say:
On Monday, Jacob Chase Weaver, 19, and Scott Waldemar Johnson, 22, bought 3.7 grams of meth from an undercover officer in Moorhead after Weaver tried to call Grandbois.
Weaver, 2013 261/2 Ave. Court S., Fargo, told police he intended to sell the meth to others. Officers found a .22-caliber pistol concealed in his pocket.
He was charged Tuesday with second- and third-degree controlled substance crime and carrying a weapon without a permit.
Johnson, 2602 Southgate Drive, Fargo, faces a charge of third-degree controlled substance crime.
Police also conducted a controlled purchase with two juveniles after one of them called the cell phone seeking meth, records say. They face felony drug charges, said Assistant Clay County Attorney Brian Melton.
In a third controlled purchase, undercover officers sold marijuana to a group of five people in a vehicle, Melton said.
The driver of the vehicle will be issued a misdemeanor citation, Melton said.
Soberg, Grandbois, Weaver, Johnson and the juveniles made their first court appearances Tuesday.
Soberg is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree controlled substance crime and aiding first-degree controlled substance crime.
Grandbois is charged with first-degree controlled substance crime.
The four adults were being held in the Clay County Jail late Tuesday. Soberg is held in lieu of $20,000 bond, Grandbois in lieu of $45,000 bond, Weaver in lieu of $25,000 bond and Johnson in lieu of $5,000 bond.
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