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Men charged in Fargo drug bust after police find Bible full of acid

FARGO – Two men are facing 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 May 23 on a home at 1326 11th St. N.

Two of the tenants of the home, Andrew Tapper, 21, of Sartell, Minn., and Connor Wondrasch, 19, of Fargo, were present at the time.

Court documents say that Fargo Police Officer Thomas Bernier located 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 also says 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 says police took from Tapper’s room digital scales used for marijuana trafficking, and an RF detection unit which 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 which 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 rather his life savings.

Tapper was charged in Cass County District Court June 14 with one count of 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.

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 of possession of marijuana, a class A and B misdemeanor, respectively.

Tapper’s first court appearance was set for Thursday. Wondrasch’s is set for August 15.

A Class A felony in North Dakota is punishable by up to 20 years behind bars upon conviction.

Emily Welker | Forum News Service

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