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Search warrant for stolen car keys leads to drug arrest

Search warrant for stolen car keys leads to drug arrest


Bismarck police on Saturday, while executing a search warrant for stolen car keys, obtained and executed an amended warrant that led to the arrest of a Bismarck man on felony drug charges.

According to police affidavits, police received a warrant to search the residence of James Chrisikos. Chrisikos, 52, was suspected of paying the impound fees and claiming a vehicle at the impound lot of a towing company. The owner of the vehicle told police he did not have permission to drive or take the car. Chrisikos, according to the affidavit, had the title in his possession when he had a new key made at a local locksmith shop.

While executing the warrant, police detained Chrisikos outside his home and found methamphetamine and a digital scale in his pocket. Once inside the home, they saw a plastic bag of marijuana in plain view. They then obtained an amended warrant and found 74 cartridges of THC oil, according to the affidavit. The cartridges can be put in a vaporizing device which is used to ingest the oil.

Chrisikos was charged with theft, possession with intent to deliver a hallucinogenic substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine.

(Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or


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