Man found with ‘destructive devices’ in Evansville


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville Police Department arrested an Evansville man after finding him in possession of ‘destructive devices’ in his home.

The Evansville Police Department Hazardous Device Unit (HDU) was called to the scene to investigate a welfare check call. After arriving on scene, the HDU officers located the Michael Meador and recovered four devices inside his backpack.

The devices located included three military-ordnance burst charges and one military-use smoke grenade.

Possession of these types of explosive devices pose a danger when not handled properly, are not generally found outside the military and illegal to possess across the country. The Evansville Police Department takes finding these devices seriously; our professional Hazardous Devices Unit is charged with removing such items when called upon.

Meador was charged with Possession, Transportation, Delivery of a Destructive Device (L5) and booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.

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