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Bond set for alleged Beach drug dealers

Golden Valley News of Beach, North Dakota

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Two Beach men are each accused of four felonies related to alleged drug crimes at a Beach motel.

Boyd Dale Padgett, born in 1960; and John Carlton Roberts, born in 1964, are caretakers of the Beach Inn, said Golden Valley County Sheriff Scott Steele. The two were brought before a Southwest District judge on Oct. 23.

The rooms of the motel remained tied with yellow tape for the week after the charges were filed. Steele said he didn't believe there was a concern that drugs were being made in the property. The rooms were closed because Padgett and Roberts had access to all of the rooms, said Steele.

No defense attorneys for the two men were listed in court records as of Oct. 30.

According to a criminal complaint, Padgett and Roberts were charged with possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine and that they had the packaging, weighing equipment and materials to do so. The second charge alleges the men conspired with one or more people to deliver methamphetamine.

The third charge alleges they possessed methamphetamine, and the fourth charge says they possessed drug paraphernalia "to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance when... in possession of numerous pipes, numerous bongs, numerous needles, and/or several grinders, with methamphetamine residue on the same."

Padgett can be released from the Southwest Multi-County Corrections Center if he posts a $200,000 cash appearance bond If released, the judge ordered that he not leave the state, that he not possess firearms and that he wear a 24/7 drug patch, among other conditions.

The same conditions were set for Roberts, except his cash appearance bond was set at $250,000.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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