By Patrick Winderl/Havre Daily Newsemail@example.com
Four people arrested during an early morning drug raid this weekend have made initial appearances in Hill County Justice Court.
Darrel "Pete" Cremer, 41, Monette Schepp, 28, Ryan Greenough, 19, and Nathan Graves, 18, appeared Tuesday on drug charges stemming from a Saturday raid that netted what police believe are methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana.
All four face charges of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, felony use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Graves was released to the custody of his parents. The other three remain incarcerated on $10,000 bond each.
Agents on Friday obtained a search warrant for Cremer's apartment in the 900 block of Seventh Avenue in Havre. The warrant was based in part on information provided by a police informant, Tri-Agency Task Force agent Jerry Nystrom said.
Two task force agents and five police officers served the warrant at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, according to he charging document. The door to the apartment was forced open after the occupants failed to respond to police, the document said.
Cremer and Schepp were found lying on a bed, the complaint said. Graves and Greenough, who also were in the apartment, attempted to flee into a shop area attached to the residence, according to the document. A chase ensued. The two were found hiding near a black flatbed pickup, the document said.
Agents found a black plastic case near where the two men were arrested, the document said. The case contained suspected methamphetamine in a small plastic bag, a marijuana pipe and three bags containing mushrooms, according to the charging document.
A weight scale and bag of suspected meth were found on the driver's seat of the pickup, the document said.
The four suspects were gathered in the living room and searched. Greenough had $296 in cash in his possession and Graves had $140, the document said. The money was seized as evidence.
Found in the apartment were more meth, marijuana, weight scales and other paraphernalia, the charging document said. The total combined weight of the meth was 41.43 grams, the mushrooms weighed 13.5 grams and the marijuana weighed 15 grams, according to the charging document.