- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A Williston man is accused of stealing about 230 explosives used in the oil fields and stashing them in his home.

Thirty-five-year-old Tyler Porter was arrested after federal agents seized the explosives last week.

He faces felony theft and drug charges in state court that together carry a potential punishment of 10 years in prison. Court documents don’t list an attorney for him, and a home telephone listing couldn’t be found. He could enter pleas at a July 7 hearing.

The FBI declined to comment on whether federal charges are forthcoming.

Williams County Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry tells the Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1rYCEwV ) that authorities don’t know what Porter allegedly planned to do with the explosives.


Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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