Two people facing drug charges after traffic stop near Spiritwood, ND

SPIRITWOOD, N.D. (NewsDakota) Two people are facing several drug charges following a traffic stop June 24th south of Spiritwood, North Dakota.

Trooper Wesley Maley reports that at around 12:41 PM, a traffic stop was conducted due to a vehicle that did not have current registration.

Following the stop, it was learned that the driver, 40 year-old Adam Lee Hagen of Jamestown, had methamphetamine drug paraphernalia on his person.

Trooper Maley reports that a female passenger, 34 year-old Sarah Broderick of Cleveland, was observed to have been trying to hid something from officers.

Stutsman County Deputy Damian Hoyt located the item, which was a small amount of white powder in a small plastic zip bag.

"It was apparent from talking and observing Hagen that he was under the influence of some drug," Trooper Maley reports. "A search of the vehicle found numerous drug paraphernalia including glass smoking devices, scales, and syringes."

All illegal items were taken as evidence. Most of the items were located in Broderick's purse.

Both were taken into custody.

Stutsman County State's Attorney Fritz Fremgen reports that both individuals were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (Marijuana and Methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance.


Adam Hagen
Sarah Broderick