WILLISTON, N.D. — 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 (http://bit.ly/1rYCEwV ) that authorities don’t know what Porter allegedly planned to do with the explosives.
Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com