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Dope bust at Rugby depot

By Staff | Jul 22, 2016

A Lansing, Mich., man arrested in Rugby Tuesday morning faces felony charges.

Phoenix J. Washington, 22, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a class B felony. He was arrested without incident at the Rugby train depot after a probationary search found eight ounces, or half-a-pound, of marijuana and paraphernalia in his baggage.

According to a press release, the Pierce County Sheriff’s office received information that Washington was in possession of a large amount of marijuana and was possibly traveling on a westbound Amtrak train.

Responding agencies were the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Rugby Police Department, Bottineau County Sheriff’s Department, N.D. Bureau of Criminal Investigation, N.D. Parole & Probation and U.S. Customs & Border Protection.

Class B felonies are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines.

– Tribune Staff Report

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