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A man who was on the Killeen police’s list of wanted fugitives was indicted by a Bell County grand jury in Belton on Wednesday.

Ralph Christopher Armstrong, 34, was charged with the possession of 8 grams of MDMA — the purest form of ecstasy — with the intent to deliver, and the possession of nearly 14 ounces of marijuana. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Armstrong was the subject of an Oct. 25 SWAT raid by Killeen police at his Harker Heights home, according to an arrest affidavit. He was found in his home, taken into custody and questioned. During questioning, he told police he had a felony amount of marijuana at his home and that his wife had nothing to do with it, according to the affidavit.

Two handguns and a shotgun were found during the search of Armstrong’s home in addition to the drugs, police said.

A Glock-22 handgun was reported stolen out of Killeen, police said.

Armstrong told officers that he owned weapons because one of his “connects” was shot and killed, and he needed them for protection, according to the affidavit.

Police said they also found nearly $11,000 in cash during the raid.

As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Armstrong was not in the Bell County Jail.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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