Experts Detonate Explosives

By: Brittany Lowe Email
By: Brittany Lowe Email

The Washington County Sheriff's Office recently received two explosives found on a man's desk, where he was using them as a paperweight.

They say often times people don't know the true dangers of the explosives they're keeping.

Experts say the risk is simply too great to hold on to or dispose of explosives yourself. An explosive can be set off in a number of different ways so even picking one up is putting your life and everyone else around you in danger.

Deputies recommend not even touching the explosive.

"We'll come down, we'll pick it up, destroy it in place or bring it down here and shoot it on the range. Anyway we'll get rid of it so no one gets hurt," explains expert and special deputy, John Miller.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says to contact local authorities if anyone suspects they have come across any type of explosive material.

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