Two Centertown men arrested for possessing explosives

Sunday, January 18, 2009 | 1:52 p.m. CST

CENTERTOWN — Two central Missouri men were arrested after law enforcement said they found drugs, weapons and more than 30 improvised explosive devices in separate raids.

Cole County Sheriff Greg White said deputies searched one home in Centertown Friday and arrested the resident for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a stolen rifle and possession of five IEDs.

A second search at another Centertown home led to the arrest of the resident for outstanding warrants, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of 30 more IEDs.

The men were later identified as Justin L. Schollmeyer and Jeffrey A. Bedwell.

White said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol's bomb squad, helped secure the IEDs.


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