Man Arrested for Selling Drugs to SEMCA Informant at NDSCS

Joshua Thomas Peterson, 21

It’s evidence that SEMCA continues to operate on the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota; A Breckenridge, Minnesota man is facing charges for selling drugs to a SEMCA informant.

SEMCA is the Southeast Multi-County Agency Drug Task Force.

Joshua Thomas Peterson allegedly sold six Vyvanse pills, worth about $60 to a confidential SEMCA informant in November of 2014. A few days later, the informant bought two more pills worth about $20. The third buy happened in January of 2015, where two more pills were sold to an informant worth about $20.

Vyvanse is a stimulant used to treat ADHD. The pills were lab tested and are confirmed to contain Lisdexamgetamine, which is a schedule II controlled substance.

Court records show Petersen made his initial court appearance on April 30. He is charged with three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a school, which is a Class A Felony. If convicted, Peterson faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both.