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Norton Man Sentenced For Possessing Multiple Explosive Devices

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

ABINGDON, Va. – A Norton, Virginia man who possessed multiple explosive devices at his home was sentenced last week to 69 months in federal prison.

Jordan Patrick Adams, 38, pled guilty in November 2023 to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of knowingly possessing an unregistered destructive device.

According to court documents, in August 2022, police received information that Adams may be in possession of explosive devices and booby traps at his home. As a result, officers with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police Bomb Squad executed a search warrant at Adams’ home and discovered, among other items, four suspected explosive devices, three of which were determined to be destructive devices. 

United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh of the Western District of Virginia and Craig B. Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, made the announcement.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Virginia State Police, and the Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Hall prosecuted the case.

Updated March 21, 2024

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