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Bismarck police seized more than 200 grams of meth Saturday night after stopping a vehicle that had been identified as stolen, according to court records file Monday.

Officers observed a Toyota 4 Runner that had been stolen from Fargo in front of a garage in the 4000 block of North 19th Street.

Police detained the driver, Ronald Wilkie, 37, of Bismarck. Inside the garage, police made contact with Lavern Golus Jr., 41, Bismarck, and he consented to a search of his Lexus that was in the garage, according to a police affidavit filed in court.

Officers found 206 grams of meth in a plastic bag in the glove box, court records say. Police also found 3.5 grams of meth and a glass smoking device inside the vehicle’s engine compartment.

Wilkie told police the drugs belonged to him, according to a court affidavit. Wilkie was charged with theft and possession of meth with intent to deliver, both Class B felony charges.

Court records said Golus denied knowledge of the drugs in his car but admitted to police he had ingested meth. He was charged with ingesting a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor.

(Reach Amy Dalrymple at 701-250-8267 or Amy.Dalrymple@bismarcktribune.com)

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