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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 26, 2016

Federal Jury Convicts Arizona Man of Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

BISMARCK - U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on Feb. 25, 2016, Rocky Thomas Mayfield, 31, from Goodyear, AZ., was found guilty following a three-day trial for 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.

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.  If sold by the ounce, it would have an approximate street value of $200,000-350,000.

A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

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.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney David Hagler and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Ensrud.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 26, 2016