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A Meade County man is facing federal charges after a search warrant of his home yielded materials needed to create bombs.
James W. Nott, 28, of Flaherty was arrested Wednesday evening during a traffic stop by Meade County Deputy Sheriff Brian Rogers. Knott was charged with DUI, failure to dim headlights, carrying a concealed weapon and license to be in possession.
After the arrest, comments made by Nott lead police to seek a search warrant of his home, where materials needed to make “weapons of mass destruction,” such as pipes, powder, fuses and hand grenades, were found, according to a news release issued by the Meade County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition to the local charges, Nott will be transferred to federal custody on federal charges stemming from the acquisition of the bomb-making materials.
Kentucky State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms assisted the Meade County Sheriff’s Office with the search of Nott’s home.