Hunter Melton

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Police on Tuesday night arrested a suspect wanted federally for drug trafficking.

Hunter James Melton, 26, of Williston, is charged with two Class B felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver heroin and methamphetamine, respectively. A Bismarck Police officer arrested him at an East Rosser Avenue convenience store on the federal warrant.

Police later found a sunglasses case on a shelf in the store which contained four baggies each of 0.1 grams of heroin, the case's affidavit said, as well as two baggies of 4 grams total of meth and some unused baggies.

Surveillance footage reportedly showed Melton put the case on the shelf before his arrest.

Police reported the value of the drugs as several hundred dollars, including $800 for the meth if sold in user amounts.

Class B felonies in North Dakota are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $20,000.

He is on hold as federal prisoner of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or jack.dura@bismarcktribune.com.

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