MANDAN, N.D. — Narcotics officers executing a search warrant at a Mandan home on Wednesday, June 9, found what appeared to be a pipe bomb, as well as 5 pounds of methamphetamine and about 300 fentanyl-oxycodone pills.
Along with the apparent pipe bomb, officers spotted possible explosive materials and items for making explosive devices, prompting the Bismarck and Minot bomb squads to respond, according to a news release from the Mandan Police Department.
After the home at 805 13th Ave. N.W. was deemed safe, narcotics officers searched the premises. Along with the opioid pills and meth, they found psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana/THC wax, other pills, unknown powders, drug paraphernalia and over 30 weapons, including AK-47-style rifles, police said.
The search led to the arrest of Shane M. Smith, 40, of Mandan and Nicholas D. Lelm, 40, of Mandan on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver and possession of illegal weapons. Formal charges for those offenses and charges related to the explosive materials are pending, police said.