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Minot Man Arrested on Probation, Narcotics Violations

By Staff | Jan 29, 2016

Last week* the Pierce County Sheriff’s office arrested a Minot man on drug charges following a traffic stop.

Forty-four-year-old Matthew Gibney, of Minot, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, both class C felonies; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and providing false information to law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.

According to a press release from Pierce County Sheriff Josh Siegler, the Sheriff’s office stopped a black Toyota SUV driven by Gibney near mile marker 205 on Highway 3. Gibney provided law enforcement a false name and date of birth. He was taken into custody and was later identified. At the time of the arrest, Gibney had an active warrant in Ward County for violating supervised probation on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class A felony.

Class A felonies are punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines. Class C felonies are punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment and up to $5,000 in fines. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year’s imprisonment and up to $2,000 in fines. Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 30 days’ imprisonment and up to $1,000 in fees.

– Tribune Staff Report

(*EDIT: The print edition of this story listed Tuesday afternoon as the day of the arrest. The arrest took place the week before.)

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