Man suspected of drug trafficking in Fargo evaded officers, rammed police vehicle, authorities say | INFORUM

By | November 11, 2020

FARGO — Police have apprehended a Mapleton, N.D., man they claim has evaded arrest multiple times in connection to a drug trafficking investigation, including one encounter where he allegedly rammed a police vehicle and drove through a garage.

Scott Patrick Anderson, 33, was arraigned Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Cass County District Court on two drug-related cases. In one filed Oct. 15, he was charged with two Class B felonies of delivering meth. In the second, he faces a Class B felony of possessing meth with intent to deliver or manufacture, as well as two Class C felonies: possession of heroin and having drug paraphernalia.

Court documents described police using a confidential informant to buy meth from Nathan Thomas Wahl, 35, of Fargo, and a man named Turtle, later identified as Anderson. Police set up several drug buys between Feb. 25 and March 3 in Fargo, court documents said.

Law enforcement has tried to take Anderson into custody several times, according to a news release. One incident included Anderson ramming into a squad car on Oct. 21 in the 3200 block of 22nd Street South, Fargo police spokeswoman Jessica Schindeldecker confirmed.

Officers found Anderson Monday at 1122 University Drive S., where he was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit, according to the release. Police found meth, baggies and a digital scale in his jacket, as well as heroin in his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.

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“Anderson’s behavior was becoming increasingly dangerous to the public and the safety of law enforcement officers,” the release said. “The arrest of Anderson will help keep our community safe.”

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Anderson could face additional state and federal charges, the release said. It’s possible the investigation could lead to further arrests in connection to drug trafficking, police said.

Wahl was also charged Oct. 15 with delivering meth, but an incident report describing the details of the case is under seal until an arrest warrant is served. However, an incident report filed in court against Anderson noted Wahl’s alleged involvement.

Wahl had not been booked into the Cass County jail as of Tuesday afternoon. Cass County has issued a warrant for his arrest.

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