Police: Lower Saucon Man Had WMDs at House
Authorities allegedly found 66 explosive devices in Lower Saucon home. Owner arrested and charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction.
A Lower Saucon Township man has been charged with possessing "weapons of mass destruction," according to court records, after authorities allegedly discovered 66 explosive devices in his home.
The records did not indicate what type of devices were found in the home of Ryan C. Post, 27, at 3809 Cannon Avenue, Lower Saucon.
According to an affidavit filed by Det. Christopher Vasvari of the Northampton County Drug Task Force, Post's home was raided at 11:21am Thursday, May 31, when a search warrant was served.
Surveillance had been conducted prior to the raid, the affidavit said.
Post was reportedly apprehended a short distance from his home and allegedly possessed more than $5,500 in cash and marijuana at the time.
Inside Post's house the following items were allegedly found, in addition to the 66 explosive devices:
- several large 50 kilogram metal containers of various powders used to manufacture explosives
- numerous boxes of fireworks
- numerous amounts of explosive packaging and manufacturing materials, including fuses, casings and wax sticks
- numerous rifles, shotguns and handguns
- a bulletproof ballistic vest
- brass knuckles
Post was arraigned Thursday night by District Judge Jacqueline Taschner of Palmer Township.
He was then committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
In addition to the weapons charge, Post has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia (a digital scale), according to court records.