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7/13/04-Smith County

Drugs, Weapons Found In White Supremacist's Home

Loaded guns, ammunition, knives, and swords, all found inside a Smith County home, along with cocaine, crystal meth, ice, marijuana, and a catalog of drug paraphernalia. And that's only the beginning.

It all started when a Smith County man alerted authorities yesterday that he had been beaten and robbed by a group of men. The attack reportedly happened at the victim's home in Lakeway Harbor off of Hwy 155.

That led Precinct 2 Constable Frank Creath and his deputies to a home in the same neighborhood, where they found evidence linking the three suspects to the beating, namely, a bloodied baseball bat.

Deputies arrested three men inside, including the homeowner, Andy Bryan Wagner, 30. He is now in the Smith County Jail, facing a list of drugs and weapons charges.

"About six years ago, we had arrested him for credit card abuse, drugs, burglary," Creath said. "He has been in prison for about five years, has been out for several months. And now we're doing it all over again."

Authorities suspect the three men are involved with the white supremacist group, Arian Brotherhood. They cite evidence such as tattoos, Nazi insignia, and confederate flags throughout Wagner's home and seen clearly by neighbors in the front window.

"I'm like, oh my God, I've been over to this guy's house, and all this is going down, you know, it's like a big shock to me," Angela Cochran, a neighbor and friend, said.

One more thing authorities found outside the home: a surveillance camera hidden inside the breaker box. It was hooked up so Wagner could see anyone approaching the home on a big-screen TV inside.

"I'm terrified of him now," Cochran said. "I'm glad he's gone."

Also gone is Wagner's car, seized by authorities. His pitbull with its ears cut off and four pitbull puppies were all handed over to a friend.

Wagner was on parole. His parole officer says he had been passing urine tests for drugs. But inside Wagner's home, authorities found a device used to fake urine tests, plus a $150 invoice showing he bought the device.

So far, authorities say Wagner has not been linked to any crimes associated with the Aryan Brotherhood. The other two suspects who were arrested have not yet been charged. Authorities say they also plan to arrest a woman, who was in the home at the time.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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