Former Bison WR Jordan Schultenover charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver
Former North Dakota State wide receiver Jordan Schultenover was charged Tuesday with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver in Cass County District Court.
Authorities found one-third of a pound of marijuana in a search of Schultenover's apartment earlier this month.
"That is dealer quantity," said Assistant Cass County State's Attorney Tracy Peters.
The charge is a Class B felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison or a $10,000 fine or both. Peters said Schultenover will make a voluntary appearance in court, perhaps later this week, in a case that also involved former Bison linebacker and roommate Ramon Humber.
Police recommended that Humber be charged with misdemeanor drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession. No charges had been filed as of Tuesday, but Peters said that additional charges could be forthcoming as the case continues.
None of the paraphernalia was found in Humber's room, but, according to records, when Humber spoke with police, he admitted to smoking marijuana in the past and using the paraphernalia in the apartment to smoke it.
Humber told police that all drugs and drug paraphernalia in the apartment belonged to Schultenover. Humber signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts last month and is currently on the NFL team's roster.
A search warrant filed in Cass County District Court shows investigators found drug paraphernalia "designed for using, packaging, marketing, receiving, selling and growing" a controlled substance for use and delivery at Schultenover's apartment in north Fargo. Documents show investigators also believe Schultenover was bringing "large quantities" of marijuana with the intent to sell.
Schultenover was the team's top returning wide receiver. But he was dismissed from the Bison football team by head coach Craig Bohl two weeks ago for violating team rules.
"When presented with certain information, it was clearly outside of team rules and he was immediately dismissed," Bohl said Tuesday in his first public comments on the case.
Bohl said he could not elaborate citing student privacy concerns. But he did say the NCAA randomly tests for "street drugs and at no time was I ever told I had to visit with Jordan Schultenover."
Schultenover was first suspected of illegal activity in February when a confidential informant told authorities that Schultenover was bringing marijuana from the Minneapolis area to Fargo. Schultenover is from the Twin Cities suburb of Minnetonka. On April 29, documents show investigators brought a police dog trained in finding controlled substances to Schultenover's apartment complex at 1919 North University Drive.
The dog led them to Schultenover's place, where investigators found bank ledgers, account books and directions for using a controlled substance.
Fargo police records show an inventory of evidence obtained during a search of Schultenover's apartment included marijuana pipes, digital scale, plastic bottles with marijuana residue and baggies.
"It's a pretty straight forward case," Peters said. "The search warrant was executed, found drugs and drug paraphernalia. It was pretty standard."