Emily Welker, Published July 25 2013
Men charged in Fargo drug bust after police find Bible full of LSDFARGO – Two men face felony intent to distribute drugs charges after city narcotics agents searched their home and allegedly found 24 hits of acid in a Bible in one man’s bedroom, along with other drugs, paraphernalia and a police radio detector.
According to documents filed in the cases against the two, Fargo narcotics agents executed a search warrant on a home at 1326 11th St. N. on May 23.
Two of the tenants, Andrew Tapper, 21, of Sartell, Minn., and Connor Wondrasch, 19, of Fargo, were present at the time.
Court documents state that Fargo police Officer Thomas Bernier found 24 hits of acid in a piece of tinfoil in Wondrasch’s room.
When officers asked Wondrasch what it was, a police report said he replied, “As far as I know … it’s LSD.”
The police report stated among the 29 items police seized in the search were a plastic bag and a glass jar with marijuana, as well as multiple items of paraphernalia.
The report also states police took from Tapper’s room digital scales used for marijuana, and an RF detection unit that can be used to pick up radio signals transmitted by covert police-recording equipment.
Police also took about $5,000 in cash from Tapper, including nearly $4,000 that was stored in the trunk of Tapper’s car parked in the home’s driveway. Tapper told police the money was not the proceeds of drug sales, but his life savings.
Tapper was charged June 14 in Cass County District Court with one count of Class A felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, and one count of Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tapper pleaded not guilty to both charges during a court appearance on Thursday in Cass County District Court.
Wondrasch was charged June 26 with one count of Class A felony possession of LSD with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, Class A and Class B misdemeanors, respectively.
Wondrasch’s first court appearance is set for August 15.
A Class A felony in North Dakota is punishable by up to 20 years behind bars upon conviction.
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