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Verdon man arrested on weapon, drug charges

Richard Wheeler( Credit:Richardson Co Sheriff's Office)

(KLZA)--A Verdon man has been arrested on multiple weapon and drug charges.

The Richardson County Sheriff's Office, in a news release, said 49-year-old Richard Wheeler was arrested Wednesday by Pawnee County deputies on a Richardson County warrant for two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance and posssession of drug paraphernalia.

Wheeler was booked into the Richardson County Jail.

The release says the charges stem from a search warrant that was executed on February 7 by the Richardson County Sheriff's Department  in Verdon.

Seized were two shotguns, numerous knives with a blade over 3 ½ inches, numerous swords, 3 small zip lock baggies with a white crystal substance and numerous boxes of ammunition.