Search warrant carried out for ongoing drug investigation, one arrested

Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 9:20 PM CST
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One man is in jail, and others may follow, after Friday's search of a south Fargo home.

Several law enforcement agencies, including SWAT, carried out a search warrant for an ongoing drug investigation.

"My house has been raided a couple of times," homeowner Danial Curtis says. "They've never found anything, except for legal marijuana."

Curtis is the homeowner at 924 5th St. S, where Friday's search warrant was conducted.

That's near Hawthorne Elementary School.

Another man, 37-year-old Jaime Urrabazo, was taken into custody for an open arrest warrant.

When asked if Curtis knew about the drugs in the house, he said no. But, he did say, there have been drugs in the house in previous years.

Curtis has had his own troubles with the law, including, disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, escape and a drug charge in 2014.

Prosecutors say his criminal history was part of the reason that the SWAT team was involved.

"Oh my gosh. I see a ton of people there all the time. They're always digging in the cars. You know what they are doing. They are on drugs," a neighbor says.

Several neighbors shared their concerns about what goes on in the home.

They say the arrest has been a long time coming.

"It would be great if there wasn't stuff like this that was present in this neighborhood," one neighbor said. "Anything that is criminal activity, or of that nature, it's just unfortunate it's around here."

Other neighbors say it's scary to have something like this happen so close.

The most unsettling part for many, is the home's close proximity to Hawthorne Elementary School.

"Oh, yeah, there's a school right there," another neighbor said. "That's disgusting."

Neighbors add they're thankful for police and hope they continue to weed out trouble.

Investigators say additional charges and suspects are possible, since it is an ongoing investigation.