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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Four more Defendants Charged in Opiate Enforcement Effort

FARGO - US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that four additional defendants have been charged in federal court as part of the opiate enforcement response:

  • Matthew Gerald Davis, 21, West Fargo, ND, Distribution of a controlled substance and Distribution resulting in serious bodily injury.

  • Dalton Lavelle White, 28, a.k.a. Block, Minneapolis, MN, Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute a Controlled Substance and a Controlled Substance Analogue Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

  • Jerrell Deon Washington, 25, Minneapolis, MN, Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute a Controlled Substance Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Death

  • John Michael Iten, a.k.a. Jack Iten, 23, Fargo, ND, Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute a Controlled Substance Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

 

As part of this effort, eight other defendants previously appeared in federal court on opiate related drug trafficking charges:

  • Brandon Beyer, 20, Fargo, ND

  • Steven Jay Maynard Hoffman, 21, Fargo, ND

  • Chase Fliginger, 20, Fargo, ND

  • Naomi Danielson, 21, Fargo, ND

  • Christian Harris, 19, Fargo, ND

  • Gregory Alan Krutsinger, 38, Moorhead, MN

  • Tyrone Wilburn, 43, Minneapolis, MN

  • Brandon Joseph Jacobs, 30, a/k/a B.J. Simonson, Moorhead, MN

 

Gregory Alan Krutsinger entered a plea of guilty on July 14, 2016 to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute a Controlled Substance Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. He is scheduled for sentencing on October 4, 2016.

US Attorney Myers noted: “We will continue our aggressive approach on the enforcement side of the equation but will also continue working with our community partners to find a multi-faceted solution to this opiate crisis.”

The next community forum in the F-M area, “Arms Wide Open” will be held on September 7, 2016, at Fargo South High School.

 

An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Community Outreach
Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 27, 2016