Arizona Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiracy and Distribution of Methamphetamine Following Trial
BISMARCK - US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on June 13, 2016, Rocky Thomas Mayfield, 31, of Goodyear, AZ., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland after having been convicted by a federal jury on February 25, 2016, of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Judge Hovland sentenced Mayfield to serve concurrent sentences of 20 years’ imprisonment on the three drug counts and a concurrent 10 years’ imprisonment on the firearm count.
In early 2015, Mayfield and his associates arranged for the delivery of methamphetamine from Arizona to the Williston, North Dakota, area. On Feb. 11, 2015, law enforcement officials conducted a traffic stop near Berthold, ND, where they discovered approximately one pound of methamphetamine in a car that Mayfield had rented. After executing a search warrant at a hotel in Minot, law enforcement officials discovered another ten pounds of methamphetamine, which was believed to be the largest methamphetamine seizure ever in the state of North Dakota at that time. If sold by the ounce, it would have had an approximate street value of $200,000-350,000.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Berthold Police Department, as well as members of the Ward County Narcotics Task Force, which includes law enforcement officials from the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Ward County Sheriff’s Department, and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Assistant U. S. Attorney David Hagler and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Ensrud prosecuted this case.