A Northwood resident receives a 360-day sentence for numerous drug offenses and concealing a weapon.

Darin James Braun
Darin James Braun

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – On Monday, May 13, a 41-year-old man from Northwood, Darin James Braun, was sentenced to serve 360 days for drug and weapon offenses. Braun admitted guilt to four counts of possession with intent to distribute, originally classified as Class A felonies but reduced to Class B felonies in a plea deal, involving methamphetamine, MDMA, cocaine, and a hallucinogenic substance. Additionally, he pleaded guilty to two Class A misdemeanors: fraudulent practices in urine testing and carrying a concealed weapon.

Under Braun’s plea agreement, four charges were dropped, including possession of stimulants and marijuana with intent while carrying a firearm, as well as possession of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia. The charges stemmed from an October traffic stop where police discovered various drugs, a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and cash in Braun’s vehicle.

Braun’s sentence includes 10 years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, with the initial 360 days potentially served through electronic home monitoring. He will be subject to two years of supervised probation, with a risk of serving the full 10-year sentence if probation is violated.

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