Accident call turns into big drug arrest
By Neal A. Shipman
Dalton Strohmayer, 30, of Garrison, N.D., is facing five felony, as well as four lesser, drug charges after officers found 797 grams of marijuana, six tabs of LSD, two small bags of heroin, 513 Xanax pills and 347 grams of cocaine in his vehicle on Monday, March 22.
According to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of North Dakota Highway 68 and County Road 13 where they found Strohmayer, who was impaired, stumbling down the road. His vehicle, which was licensed in Minnesota, was in the ditch on 150th Ave. N.
According to court documents filed in the Northwest District Court, several deputies along with a North Dakota Highway Patrol officer conducted a search of the vehicle and the immediate area where they found the drugs, drug paraphernalia and a loaded firearm.
Strohmayer failed a series of field sobriety tests and refused a chemical urine test.