Havre Daily News - News you can use

From the courts: District Court

Woman sentenced for selling prescription meds on street


September 28, 2017

A Box Elder woman received five years probation for illegally selling prescription medication on the street.

Seraya R. Standingrock, born in 1993, received a five-year deferred imposition of sentence Monday in District Court in Havre for the offenses of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture. The sentence is in accordance with a plea agreement that dismissed two felony and one misdemeanor charges and added one felony.

An informant called a Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force agent Jan. 23 to report that Standingrock was selling 30-milligram Percocet pills on the street.

A controlled purchase was set up for the next day.

The manager of a Ninth Avenue business told a Task Force agent Jan. 24 that he’d been watching the residence across the street which he believed was being used to sell drugs out of. The manager said that, since that morning, he’d seen multiple vehicles pull up in front of the residence, and each time a woman would walk out, get in the car for about 30 seconds and then go back into the house. This had happened about six times, the manager said. The manager than described the woman who was going in and out of cars.

The informant, equipped with $150 to buy Percocet pills at $65 a piece, met the drug dealer in the parking lot of a First Street business. A woman matching the same description given by the manager earlier met the informant. The agent identified the woman as Standingrock based on prior contact with her.

The informant bought one and a partial Percocet 30-milligram pills during the sale, which happened within 616 feet of Lincoln-McKinley Primary School.

A search warrant of the residence Standingrock had been spotted coming out of was requested and granted. The warrant was carried out Jan. 27. Standingrock was arrested and $6,488 in U.S. cash was seized.

“The large amount amount of U.S. currency banded in the way it was located is indicative of drug distribution,” court documents say, adding that the agent believed the many $20 and $5 denominations indicated that Standingrock was selling Percocet pills at $65 a piece.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017