Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sheriff's Office Investigates Homemade Explosives

A Putnam County man who found some unusual items in the cul-de-sac near his home this week decided to call the sheriff's office to investigate. According to a report by Deputy Brandon Masters, the man said he had found several plastic Gatorade bottles and some small pieces of aluminum foil near the end of Hayden Court, which is located off Baxter Road, south of I-40. The man told officials that he was concerned that the items may have been used in the manufacture of drugs. But the deputy says when he examined the material, he found that some of the Gatorade bottles had exploded and says it appears that they had, in fact, been used as small explosive devices -- with the aluminum foil used as shrapnel. There was no indication of why someone would want to do that, but an extra watch has been placed on the area.