Southern Tier man arrested after troopers find arsenal, marijuana in his home
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:18:29 GMT —
State police say a 50-year-old man had homemade explosives and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition along with the marijuana plants he was growing inside his upstate New York home.
Authorities say a state police task force and local police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the Binghamton home of John Hamilton. Police say inside the house they found 13 marijuana plants along with pot-growing equipment.
Troopers say Hamilton also had three assault rifles, 13 homemade explosive devices, 14 military-grade smoke and riot grenades, and illegal knives. Police say he also had 18 other long guns and more than 45,000 rounds of ammunition.
Hamilton is jailed on weapon and drug charges. He's being held without bail at the Broome County Jail. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.