Grand Forks Trio Arrested in Drug Trafficking Bust

Nathaniel Gepford
Nathaniel Gepford

GRAND FORKS, ND ( – In a significant operation, Grand Forks Police, SWAT, and the Narcotics Task Force joined forces to execute a search warrant at an apartment in the city. As a result, Jonathan Alvarez, Nathaniel Gepford, and Jacob Lopez are facing serious drug trafficking charges, court documents reveal.

The coordinated effort took place on March 15th at an apartment located at 2850 36 Avenue South in Grand Forks. Following surveillance, authorities moved in, linking all three residents to the illicit activities.

During the search, law enforcement seized 35 baggies containing approximately 186 grams of suspected cocaine, along with 85 pills believed to be Xanax. Additionally, drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene.

Alvarez, Gepford, and Lopez are now facing multiple felony charges, including possession with intent to distribute cocaine and Xanax. They also face a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrests underscore law enforcement’s ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking in the community. Stay tuned for further updates as this story develops.

I’m Tom Berg reporting for

Jonathan Alverez
Jacob Lopez
Jacob Lopez


  1. I was in jail with Nathan he is a good kid he has had no priors I think he should have a second chance. He let these people live with him they were the ones responsible for the drugs I mean this he should have a second chance. He was very well spoken and very polite I hope he gets out and can have a good chance at life and not let trash scum live with him.

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