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Mandan woman allegedly sold more than half a ton of marijuana

Mandan woman allegedly sold more than half a ton of marijuana

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Police say a Mandan woman sold more than half a ton of marijuana between March 2018 and April 2019, when they found 170 pounds of pot in her rented storage unit and $150,000 cash in her car.

Megan Isaak, 24, was charged Friday with six felonies, four of which could send her to prison for 20 years each if she’s convicted. She was arrested in Stark County in April after police suspected she had stopped at her Mandan storage unit to get cash for a marijuana purchase, an affidavit says. Local police tracked her vehicle using a GPS device and requested assistance from Stark County officials and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A search of the vehicle revealed about $150,000 in cash, with which Isaak allegedly said she was planning to buy a box -- 100 pounds -- of marijuana. Police also found 170 pounds of pot in her storage unit, the affidavit says. That amount could sell for as much as $1 million on the street.

Police also found 93 grams of ecstasy, 910 grams of THC wax and 99 doses of LSD during the search of the storage unit, according to the affidavit.

Court documents show Isaak’s initial appearance is scheduled for Dec. 31. It's unclear why formal charges weren't filed sooner. She is charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver drugs and conspiracy with intent to deliver drugs, and one count of misdemeanor drug possession.

Mercedes Beito, 23, of Bismarck, and Colby Dolan, 24, of Olalaska, Wash., are listed as co-defendants with Isaak. Isaak told police Beito supplied her with the THC wax, according to the affidavit. Beito is charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, court documents show.

Dolan is charged with two counts of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents. Isaak told police Dolan brought 130 pounds of marijuana from California in the weeks before her April 2019 arrest, the affidavit says. Arrest warrants have been issued for Dolan and Beito.

Isaak allegedly told police she met Dolan in March 2018 and he started supplying her with pot. Since that time she allegedly has sold 1,400-1,500 pounds, the affidavit says.

Court documents do not list attorneys for any of the three suspects.

Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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