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Maplewood Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of an Unregistered Pipe Bomb

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A Maplewood man has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a pipe bomb, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on April 28, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the Maplewood residence of Dylan Raymond Orr, 27, after discovering photos of two pipe bombs sent from Orr’s phone to a third-party. The images showed that there were small BBs affixed to the exterior casing of the pipe bombs. During the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement discovered two six-inch pipes – one with BBs affixed, 4 end caps, and explosive powder, components which could be readily converted to a destructive device. Orr did not have a registration to possess these devices from the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record as required by law.

Orr pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Nancy E. Brasel to one count of  possession of an unregistered destructive device. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.  

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Savage Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney LeeAnn K. Bell is prosecuting the case.

Updated April 19, 2023

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