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N.C. Officers Find 24 IEDs in Drug Suspect's Home

October 31, 2013  | 

Erik Arnebold (Photo: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
Erik Arnebold (Photo: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)
Police in Wilmington. N.C., say they stopped what could have been a very dangerous situation, as a drug investigation led them to a home carrying multiple explosive devices.

Police have arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold, 37, of 4705 Patrick Avenue and charged him with 24 counts of having a weapon of mass destruction, plus a count each of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Serving a search warrant officers detained Arnebold outside his home Wednesday, according to WECT TV

One IED was detected on the outside of his home. Officers then started searching the area, where they found 23 more IEDs in a hidden trap door underneath his floor. Half of the IEDs were constructed with enhanced shrapnel called lead shot on the inside of them.

Arnebold's bail was set at $1.5 million.

Tags: Warrant Service, IEDs, Methamphetamine, Wilmington (N.C.) PD


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Tschako @ 10/31/2013 5:06 PM

That must have been a huge meth lab he was going to build.

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