Couple arraigned on drug charge
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A Havre couple was arraigned today in state District Court on several felony drug charges.
Robin "Jeff" Seymour and Gerri L. Seymour of Havre pleaded not guilty to numerous drug charges stemming from three separate incidents investigated by the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force in late August and September, according to court documents.
The charges against Robin Seymour include criminal distribution of dangerous drugs and criminal distribution of dangerous drugs on or near school property, both felonies. The latter charge stems from an incident in which Seymour is accused of selling methamphetamine near Havre Middle School.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
Another Havre man, J.D. Feltz, was arrested Thursday by the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force on a charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs on or near school property. Feltz also faces an unrelated charge of criminal distribution of drugs and is being held at the Hill County Detention center on a $50,000 bond.
Gerri Seymour is charged with felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs by accountability, felony criminal possession of drugs and misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Seymours have been released on $25,000 bond each.
Two of the incidents involved the sale of methamphetamine to an undercover informant, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.
The third incident, in which Gene A. Swick of Havre was also charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, occurred when a Hill County sheriff's deputy discovered drugs in the Seymours' vehicle during a traffic stop, according to a criminal complaint. Swick also pleaded not guilty today.