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Weeki Wachee man charged with possession of explosive device

WEEKI WACHEE — A 22-year-old Weeki Wachee man was arrested Thursday after Hernando County deputies found a homemade bomb in a Winnebago during a traffic stop, authorities said. Joshua Jacob Jacoby was one of several people in the Winnebago, pulled over by a deputy on Bahama Swallow Drive about 8:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said. When Jacoby, who was driving, gave consent to search the camper, the deputy noticed what looked like a small, homemade explosive device. A bomb squad arrived, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco. Jacoby was charged with one count of making or possessing an explosive device and driving with a suspended license. He remained in the Hernando County Detention Center in lieu of $2,500 bail. The Sheriff's Office did not release additional information, citing an ongoing investigation that included an analysis of the device.

Weeki Wachee man charged with possession of explosive device 05/30/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:06pm]
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