FARGO – U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on August 7, 2017, Jeremy Arlen Crist, age 40, of Devils Lake, ND, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 10 years in prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute a Controlled Substance. Judge Erickson further sentenced Crist to 8 years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.
A Confidential Informant (CI) working with the Lake Region Narcotics Task Force arranged a methamphetamine deal to take place in nearby St. Michael, North Dakota. Law enforcement officers followed the CI to St. Michael where two individuals, one later identified as Crist, were observed by law enforcement exiting the vehicle. Officers approached and found Crist in possession of marijuana in addition to a plastic baggie with purported methamphetamine residue; Crist was subsequently arrested on those charges. Law enforcement further discovered and seized a total of 12 bags of methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia indicative of illicit drug sales. A purity analysis of the methamphetamine that Crist had was conducted and found to be over 99.5% pure.
This case was investigated by the Lake Region Narcotics Task Force; Devils Lake Police Department; North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Bureau of Indian Affairs; U S Fish & Wildlife Service; Benson County State’s Attorney’s Office; and the North Dakota Crime Laboratory.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jake Rodenbiker.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of North Dakota