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Man Arrested For Possessing Weapon’s Of Mass Destruction

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Man Arrested For Possessing Weapon’s Of Mass Destruction

Man Arrested For Possessing Weapon’s Of Mass Destruction

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A man from North Carolina has been arrested after weapons of mass destruction were discovered in his home.

Fox News reports that Owen Gregory Dean, 44, was taken into police custody after a blasting cap was recovered at his house.

If a blasting camp is combined with a fuse it could cause a major explosion as it initiates the detonation of a charge of a high explosive by subjecting it to a shock wave. It is usually used to detonate a larger secondary explosive device.

“Again this had a huge potential for disaster. Explosives must always be properly handled and stored. We appreciate all the assistance of the SBI, ATF and DPS in helping us to bring this to a safe conclusion,” Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer said in a statement.

The man was subsequently arrested and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he is currently detained unless he pays a $15,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 9.


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