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Weapons of mass destruction found

Published November 29. 2013 10:57AM

Weapons of mass destruction have been found at a Schuylkill County residence and the homeowner has been jailed.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said on Tuesday about 11 a.m. troopers were dispatched to 1651 Summer Hill Road, in South Manheim Township, to assist county sheriff deputies with an eviction.

Upon arrival troopers were met by the deputies and advised them that in the process of serving the eviction notice the homeowner, Tony Ronbo Weiss, 26, of Auburn, was observed in possession of an illegal shotgun.

A subsequent search yielded other objects on his person. The objects appeared to be some type of explosive devices/IED's (improvised explosives device). A state police bomb unit was summoned to the home and they identified the objects as IED's, a total of 11 in all.

All the IEDs were taken by the bomb unit and transported to the state Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations for a controlled disposal.

Weiss was arrested and charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction and prohibited offensive weapons. He was arraigned by on-call District Judge James Reiley, of Pottsville, and committed to the county prison after failing to post $50,000 straight cash bail.

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