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Two men arrested in drug sting

By Xiomara Levsen | Apr 26, 2013

A sting operation in Washington County has resulted in two men facing drug charges this past week. They were charged after allegedly purchasing almost 10 pounds of marijuana this past February and March.
Justin Paul Piltin-gsrud, of Ains-worth, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, which is a Class D felony punishable up to five years in prison, his court record said.
He has also been charged with a drug tax stamp violation, which means unlawfully possessing a taxable substance without a stamp, label or other official indicia permanently affixed to that substance. This is another Class D felony that is punishable up to five years in prison.
According to the court record on Feb. 21, 2013, a controlled delivery of a marijuana package was arranged between law enforcement and Piltingsrud. Piltingsrud agreed to come to the Ainsworth Four Corners truck stop to pick up 4,492.8 grams of marijuana, which is almost 10 pounds.  At 5:15 p.m. Piltingsrud arrived and took possession of the package. He then placed it in his vehicle and drove away with it.
Law enforcement pulled Piltingsrud over. He told them he had done this type of transaction at that location with that type of package before, the court record said. He told law enforcement he was supposed to give the package to an individual in Davenport. He also said he got paid in cash to pick up the package and deliver it to another individual.
Piltingsrud remains in custody. His bail has been set at $5,000.
The second man arrested was Jason Alan Sperry of Davenport. He was also charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a Class D felony, his court record said.
On March 6, 2013, a controlled delivery of a marijuana package was arranged between law enforcement and Sperry. Sperry agreed to come to the Ainsworth Four Corners truck stop to pick up the package containing 4,492.8 grams of marijuana. He arrived there at 9:42 a.m. and took possession of the package. Sperry left $1,000 for the marijuana and drove away, his court record said.
Law enforcement pulled Sperry over. He told them he had done this type of transaction at that location before. He also said he was going to give the marijuana to an individual in Davenport.
As a result of being in possession of a controlled substance Sperry was also charged with a drug tax stamp violation, which is a Class D felony, his court record said. Sperry remains in custody. His bail also has been set at $5,000.
Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said the delay in the arrest was due to gathering evidence.
“Some people ask why we aren’t doing more, but what they don’t realize is that it can take up to two years sometime,” Dunbar said. “It takes a while to build up a good case.”

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