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Cuyahoga Falls man sentenced to three years in prison for possession of pipe bombs, other offenses

April 17, 2013

A Cuyahoga Falls man was sentenced to three years in prison after previously pleading guilty to possessing five pipe bombs, a silencer, a machine gun and marijuana, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

David Dougherty, age 49, pleaded guilty in January to one count each of unlawful possession of destructive devices (five pipe bombs), possession of a firearm (the silencer), possession of a machine gun and one count of manufacturing of marijuana with intent to distribute.

On Oct. 20, 2012, Dougherty had five destructive devices consisting of a pipe, end caps, explosive powder and a pyrotechnic fuse, according to the court documents.

He also possessed a silencer, a STEN 9 mm submachine gun with no serial number and marijuana, according to the court documents.

The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Galvin  following investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Summit Count Bomb Squad and the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.           


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