Police say man had explosives, weapons

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A Fayette County man faces numerous charges after Southwest Regional police searched his home and found explosives, weapons and moonshine.


An arrest warrant was issued for Jeffrey Wilson, 58, of 102 Miller St., Newell, which is just across the Monongahela River from California, on charges of possession of weapons of mass destruction, receiving stolen property, causing or risking a catastrophe, and possession or transportation of illegal alcohol and prohibited offensive weapons. Wilson was last known to be out of state.


Police searched his home Monday after receiving information about possible stolen guns inside.


They found several metal ammunition boxes in the basement, one containing potential explosive material. Also found were a detonation cord, military fuses, 46 railway torpedoes, two smoke grenades and 40 railway fuses. All the material was determined to be old or unstable.


Police also found two illegal double-edged knives, one double-edged sword, one double-edged spear, several magazines of AK-47 rounds and three bottles of moonshine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Allegheny County Bomb Squad assisted in the investigation.


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