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BISMARCK, N.D. – Bismarck police investigating the smell of marijuana coming from a parked car said they found components of a methamphetamine laboratory in the vehicle.

Chad Jonathan Ochsner, 21, and Dallas Jordan Romans, 22, were charged Monday in district court with Class A felony conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Ochsner and Romans also were charged in municipal court with Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Both men pleaded not guilty and are scheduled for trial on the charge on Oct. 22.

An affidavit from Casey Miller, a detective with the Mandan Police Department and Metro Area Narcotics Task Force, said Bismarck police responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from a car on the 2100 block of North Washington Street at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Marijuana was in plain sight in the vehicle, and officers arrested Ochsner, the driver, and Romans, the passenger, in the 2002 Chrysler Concorde.

Romans told a Bismarck detective that Ochsner had asked him to buy pseudoephedrine last week, the affidavit said. It said Romans indicated Ochsner did not say why he wanted the medication, but Romans assumed it was for methamphetamine production.

Miller wrote that officers found a variety of items commonly used in the methamphetamine manufacturing process, including pseudoephedrine, lighter fluid, coffee filters and muriatic acid.



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