The search for missing North Dakota State College of Science student Andrew Sadek took an unexpected turn Friday afternoon. A warrant was issued on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, filed with Southeast Judicial District Court Friday, May 9.
The warrant is listed on the website for the Richland County Sheriff’s Office outstanding warrants list. The warrant was issued May 5, 2014 according to the website.
North Dakota State College of Science Campus Police Sgt. Steve Helgeson had no comment about the warrant Friday afternoon.
Sadek is charged with two Class A felony charges – delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school on April 4, 2013 and April 9, 2013. According to a criminal complaint, Sadek allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover informant working with the Southeast Multi County Agency drug task force in a parking lot on campus on those two dates.
He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia from a November 2013 incident. A criminal complaint states SEMCA agents performed a consented search of Sadek’s dorm room, which he shares with another individual and found an orange grinder with marijuana residue in his desk drawer. Sadek allegedly admitted to ownership of the grinder.
Twenty-year-old Sadek, Rogers, N.D., has been missing since May 1, when security cameras captured him leaving Nordgaard Hall at approximately 2 a.m. Authorities have conducted multiple searches near the Wahpeton area, which yielded no clues as to his whereabouts. Investigators said they have no indications foul play is connected to his disappearance.
During the course of the investigation into Sadek’s disappearance, NDSCS campus police learned that warrants for his arrest had been issued, according to a press release issued by NDSCS officials. Following consultation with Sadek’s parents and other law enforcement agencies, the campus police department focused their investigation on finding Sadek and on his safe return. NDSCS officials will not comment further on these warrants as they were issued by another law enforcement agency, the releases states.
The NDSCS campus police department continues to emphasize that if anyone has knowledge of Sadek’s whereabouts or information related to his disappearance, they should contact NDSCS campus police at 701-671-2233.
Sadek is a male Caucasian, 6-feet tall, 175 pounds, with curly brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black and red Tampa Bay Buccaneers football hooded sweatshirt, blue and orange Nike shoes and a black and light-colored backpack with a Valley City State University logo.
He is a native of Rogers and the son of John and Tammy Sadek.