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Three Amtrak passengers arrested in ND on marijuana charges

MINOT, N.D. -- Three people that Amtrak officials wanted thrown off the train for being drunk late last week were arrested on marijuana charges.

Minot Police Sgt. Dan Wheeler said Joseph Mayer, 27, and Patrick Sullivan, 26, both of Indiana, were arrested after officers said they found five pound of packaged marijuana inside multiple bags of luggage. They were taken to the Ward County Jail and arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

A 30-year-old woman, who was drinking with the men after just meeting them on the train, was the other person Amtrak officials wanted off the train for being intoxicated and was placed under arrest for possessing a small amount of marijuana. The Vancouver, British Columbia, resident was released at the scene with a court date set for municipal court.

Police said the marijuana was discovered when one of the trio’s backpacks were open and a bag of marijuana was noticed inside of it.

Wheeler said the three were arrested at the Amtrak station in Minot late Thursday night.