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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


**Repost from ********** LOOKING FOR INFORMATION********** The North Dakota Highway Patrol is looking for this dark colored dually pickup shown in these pictures. It is believed the driver of…

The McKenzie County Impound Auction is fat approaching. Information for the items up for auction can be seen below. Reminder: you must have a valid drivers license or ID to get into the auction. Auction is CASH…

It’s the first Wednesday of the month. Reminder that the sirens will be sounding at 1pm.
Photo of the Week: Safety award
On duty officers first heard shots at 1:05 a.m. as they patrolled what is normally a safe and lively part of Dayton just before local bars shut down. Within approximately 20 seconds, six officers were running toward the hail of bullets.
2019 marked the first annual Law Enforcement vs. Fire Department Softball Game. E&M Services LLC also provided both teams with some pretty sweet shirts. Thank you for everyone that came out and donated to Deputy…
All gravel and county roads are slick. Please drive with caution.

***Motor Vehicle Accident Update #2*** Hwy 23 is open to all lanes of traffic. We appreciate your patience. We would like to thank Keene Fire and First Responders, McKenzie County Ambulance, North Dakota Highway Patrol, and the two companies for all their assistance tonight!

***Motor Vehicle Accident Update*** 1 vehicle will be cleared from the roadway shortly to open up 1 lane of travel. The second wrecker is coming to the scene to move the second vehicle. We appreciate your patience.

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