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Drug bust in North Dakota

Two arrested in Valley City drug bust. Special to the times-Record On Thursday, Nov. 10, two individuals were arrested in Valley City,North Dakota in relation to several drug related offenses. According to Valley City Police Chief Dean Ross, the arrests came as a result of a continuing investigation of illegal drug activity in Valley City and Barnes County,North Dakota. “We cannot stress the importance of continued cooperation between law enforcement entities and the community in our work to control the drug activity in our area,” Ross said. The arrests were made with the cooperation of the following agencies: Valley City Police Department, Barnes/Stutsman Drug Task Force, North Dakota Department of Corrections (Parole and Probation Field Services), N.D. Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the N.D. Highway Patrol. Randy McGough and Zachary Blotske. Zackary Blotske, 125 Eighth Avenue S.E., Valley City,North Dakota is 19 years of age and formerly of Bismarck. He is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine (Class A felony), conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (Class A felony), and possession of drug paraphernalia (Class C felony). Randy McGough, same address as Blotske, is 42 years of age. McGough is charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (Class A felony). Law enforcement seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, and $1,571 in currency at the residence. Blotske and McGough were taken into custody and transported to the Barnes County Correctional Facility.

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