Search turns up drugs, weapons, stolen trailer in Stanley

Published: May. 22, 2020 at 9:38 PM CDT
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A Stanley man faces more than a dozen felony charges after investigators say a search warrant turned up illegal drugs, weapons, body armor, explosive targets, and a stolen trailer.

Prosecutors have charged 46-year-old Troy Wichterman with 13 C-felony charges and one A-misdemeanor charge, according to district court records.

According to the criminal affidavit, Mountrail County deputies executed a search warrant at Wichterman’s residence Thursday.

Investigators say they found drugs and drug paraphernalia, along with five firearms, a large quantity of ammunition, body armor, and Tannerite explosive targets.

Investigators say Wichterman is not allowed to possess firearms due to a court order.

Court records indicate that deputies also found three homemade silencers and parts to make silencers, and a Terry pat search of Wichterman’s body revealed a pair of brass knuckles.

The search also revealed a stolen enclosed trailer valued at $7,000, according to the affidavit.

Wichterman remains in custody in the Mountrail County Correctional Facility on a $20,000 bond. He’ll be arraigned June 25.

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