Arizona

Jul 15, 2014 5:48 PM by Associated Press

MCSO: Stash of nearly 90 sticks of dynamite found

PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say a stash of nearly 90 sticks of dynamite have been found near a Phoenix apartment complex.

Authorities say they received information about the dynamite last week from a woman arrested on an outstanding warrant in Buckeye.

That led to the discovery of seven sticks in southeast Phoenix. Those were detonated by a bomb squad.

Additional information led to the arrest of a second suspect and the discovery of another 85 sticks of dynamite in a duffel bag and hidden within 30 feet of a large apartment complex in central Phoenix.

Deputies also found dozens of blasting caps, fuses and various explosive paraphernalia.

Sheriff's officials say the suspect admitted to stealing the dynamite last month from a central Phoenix warehouse in hopes of finding a buyer.

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