Two men were arrested Wednesday at a Bismarck residence when Metro Area Narcotics Task Force investigators found heroin, marijuana, pills and $8,555 in cash.
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James Floyd, 33, of St. Paul, Minn., and Alexander Kraenzel, 27, of Bismarck, were arrested after officers executed a search warrant at a North 17th Street residence. Officers during two days of surveillance had observed what Kraenzel later confirmed were drug transactions, a police affidavit said.
Kraenzel allegedly told officers Floyd had arrived at the residence with several ounces of heroin prepackaged in half-gram quantities, which he sold for $40 to $50 per one-tenth gram or $250 per gram. Kraenzel allegedly told officers he brought customers to Floyd and that Floyd also had his own customers. Kraenzel estimated he had sold 3-4 ounces of heroin with Floyd as the source, according to the affidavit. There are about 28 grams in 1 ounce.
Kraenzel is charged with six felonies for possession of drugs or paraphernalia and a felony for conspiracy to deliver heroin. Floyd faces a felony charge for conspiracy to deliver heroin and a misdemeanor paraphernalia count. Both men were in Burleigh Morton Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bail. Court documents do not list an attorney for either suspect.
Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com