Dog adoption ends in arrest in Williston

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WILLISTON, N.D. - A Williston man is in jail and another bonded out after dropping by the police station with drug paraphernalia.

Police say 29-year-old Marcus Anthony Cruz and 24-year-old Darius Dimohn Pool arrived at the Williston Police Department Oct. 31 to get a pit bull from the pound.

Police say as the men waited at the dispatch window, law enforcement determined both men had outstanding warrants and an officer placed both men under arrest. But it didn't end there. Police say they found a scale with meth residue and a smoking device on Pool, but Cruz told police he brought the items into the law enforcement center, got nervous waiting at the dispatch window and handed them to Pool, who dropped them on the floor and then put them in his pockets.

Pool told police he didn't know what the items were.

Cruz and Pool have each been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Cruz's bond has been set at $450 for that charge, but has additional bond on other charges. Pool has bonded out.