A Bismarck couple is accused of stealing over five hundred Xanax pills from a tree house.

The Fargo Forum says Christopher Lee Martin, 43, and Tanya Christina Zlukta, 38, are charged with burglary and a felony drug charge.

Police allege the couple broke into a tree house containing drugs, drug paraphernalia, a machete and a sword.

The Burleigh County Sheriff's Office says a deputy stopped the couple early Saturday for driving with a broken windshield.

The police report says the couple told the officer who stopped that they had found the tree house full of drugs and paraphernalia, and had taken the materials.

County deputies say they later found the tree house, which was locked. The owner of the machete and sword confirmed they were stolen from the structure and said the Xanax also was taken.

Police say the Xanax was valued at over five thousand dollars.

The case remains under investigation by Burleigh County deputies.

[Source: Fargo Forum]


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