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A Minot man faces drug trafficking charges after Bismarck Police found more than five pounds of methamphetamine in his residence.

Jeffrey Darnell Young Sr., 56, was arrested Thursday and has been charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver meth, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, conspiracy with intent to deliver meth and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Bismarck Police officers were sent to investigate a residence at 603 Riverwood Drive in Bismarck. There, officers arrested Jolene Parisien, 48, of Bismarck, who was wanted on a federal drug trafficking warrant.

Officers searched the residence and found about 2,470 grams of meth, or 5.45 pounds, including packaging. More than 500 grams of marijuana, including packaging, was also found throughout the residence, as well as a digital scale and a meth pipe.

Young Sr. allegedly told police after the search that he never spent a night in the residence and claimed to be a commercial truck driver and owner of a catering business.

Police previously interviewed Parisien about meth trafficking in December. She allegedly told police Young Sr. was her boyfriend and claimed to have received multiple pounds of marijuana for distribution from "Jeff Jr.," the son of her boyfriend.

In February, officers interviewed a source who admitted to obtaining meth from Parisien. The source was deemed credible by police and provided other detail information about drug trafficking.

The estimated street value of the meth recovered from the residence Thursday is $350,000 to $475,000.

Young Sr. had his initial appearance in court on Friday, where his bond was set at $10,000.

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