Thomas Gene Edwards has recently plead guilty
Thomas Gene Edwards, 55, has recently plead guilty to conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. This case stems from a joint investigative effort by the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Northwest Narcotics Task Force and the FBI Task Force out of Sidney Montana.
On June 3, 2016, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Thomas Gene Edwards, resulting in a seizure of $10,000 in currency and 10 ounces of methamphetamine. Agents with the Northwest Narcotics Task Force identified Thomas Gene Edwards of historically distributing more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine in 6 months, with an approximate value of $1,000,000, in Watford City, Williston and communities in eastern Montana.
The Northwest Narcotics Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional entity comprised of the following agencies:
- Divide County Sheriff’s Office
- McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office
- Watford City Police Department
- Williston Police Department
- Williams County Sheriff’s Office
- North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation