VC Man in Custody on Drug Charges

Paul Riemerman
Staff Writer

Valley City Police have taken into custody Anthony Kegan Olstad, 21, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are expected later, said Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson.

On Thursday, the Valley City Police Department received an anonymous tip about the location of a wanted subject who was allegedly at 1019 Fifth Avenue NW, Apt. No. 2, Valley City. Officers Horner and Triebold verified that a warrant of arrest existed for this individual and then responded to that location in an attempt to locate the wanted person.

The wanted person was not found, but a second person, Olstad, has been taken into custody. Additional charges are expected.

Upon arrival officers detected a strong odor of marijuana in the area of the apartment building. They then attempted to contact the occupants but there was no answer at the door. Officers then tried to determine where the odor of marijuana was coming from and in the process of that investigation, one of the occupants of the apartment returned home.

While at the doorway talking to the occupant, the occupant opened the door and the officers immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from that apartment. The officers then did a "premise freeze,” meaning no one enters, exits, and nothing is touched in the apartment and started the process of obtaining a search warrant.

The search warrant was obtained and executed resulting in the discovery of a number of items of narcotics paraphernalia, a small quantity of a couple of different narcotics, pills containing THC compounds, and two potted marijuana plants. These items were all seized as evidence.

This investigation is continuing and the Valley City Police Department asks anyone with any information on this case to contact police at 845-3110.