Atlantic man arrested on numerous drug charges Wed. morning


November 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green reports a local man was arrested this (Wednesday) morning on felony drug charges. Green says a search warrant was executed at 607 West 6th Street as the result of an ongoing narcotics trafficking conspiracy. The conspiracy included the use of minors in the drug trade and the distribution of controlled substances to minors.

Taken into custody on felony charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance to a person under the age of 18, and two-counts of sale and Possession of Marijuana, was 48-year old Richard Allen Wehrli, of Atlantic. Wehrli also faces two aggravated misdemeanor charges of Prohibited Acts, for keeping or maintaining a premises used for the distribution of controlled substances.

The investigation was a joint effort between the Atlantic Police Department and Cass County Sheriff’s Office.