Two Grand Forks residents were charged Monday, Dec. 9, with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Kajon Lee Ferguson, 28, faces two felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance by an inmate along with two additional misdemeanors and two infractions. Both felonies carry a maximum 10-year sentence and $20,000 fine.
Tera Leigh St. Pierre, 36, faces two felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with two additional infractions. She faces a maximum 10-year sentence and $20,000 fine for the methamphetamine possession, and a maximum five-year sentence and $10,000 fine for the paraphernalia possession.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Grand Forks Police Officer James Myers initiated a traffic stop on Monday on the 4000 block of Cherry Street where he observed a vehicle with a broken tail light cover with a license plate number obstructed by snow. When he initiated a stop and the driver, later identified as Ferguson, rolled down the window, Myers smelled marijuana. Both Ferguson and his passenger, later identified as St. Pierre, were detained, and Myers conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle.
In the vehicle, Myers found a methamphetamine pipe with residue, seven small baggies with residue, a small baggie with cocaine residue, 1.06 grams of methamphetamine, a small baggie containing a cell phone sim card, a broken meth pipe, a case containing two used needles with residue, a mirror and razor with residue, a scale with residue, .55 grams of marijuana, a marijuana pipe, a plastic container containing an unknown white powdery residue, a plastic marijuana smoking device, a black case containing three methamphetamine pipes and a small vile, according to the affidavit.
Court documents also indicated that, after being transported to the Grand Forks County Correctional Center, .75 grams of methamphetamine was also found in Ferguson's pocket, and 4.96 grams of methamphetamine were found in his underwear.
At the time of her arrest, St. Pierre had multiple active warrants against her, according to court documents.
Ferguson and St. Pierre are scheduled to be arraigned in the Grand Forks County District Court on Jan. 15.