Two men arrested Thursday by the West Dakota SWAT team in Bismarck now face their respective charges.

Hugo Alfonso Mendoza, 31, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., landed felony counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of methamphetamine and cocaine.

Israel Farias Segura, 31, was arrested on a federal warrant for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and money laundering conspiracy. 

His charges are related to a meth ring that allegedly operated in California, Minnesota, North Dakota and elsewhere since 2015.

Segura is held at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center for U.S. Marshals.

He also faces drug charges in Cass County from earlier this year.

Mendoza and Segura were arrested after Bismarck Police executed a search warrant Thursday evening at a residence on the 2700 block of Boundary Road. 

Court documents say officers found drug paraphernalia, an assault rifle, ammunition, 2 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of meth.

Segura reportedly refused orders to come out until he was arrested four hours later. Officers were unsure if he had a weapon at the time, according to Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Gaddis.

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

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