North Carolina man allegedly possessed weapons of mass destruction

LAURINBURG, NC (WBTW) — A Laurinburg man who was on parole was charged Saturday with possession of weapons of mass destruction, according to the Laurinburg Police Department.

Police were called to Dogwood Lane around 8:40am on Saturday for reports of a suspicious vehicle and possible drug activity, according to a press release.

Officers found three people in a gray Honda Accord smoking marijuana.

A search of the vehicle led police to find a weapon, marijuana and M21 military artillery simulators, an M142 multi-role multi-launcher demo with triggering devices, leg wires and liquid fertilizer, police said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was called in to investigate.

Johnny Caple, 31, of Laurinburg was arrested and charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a weapon of mass destruction
  • Two cases of transporting a weapon of mass destruction
  • Conspiracy to sell/supply marijuana
  • sell marijuana
  • Crime involving a concealed firearm
  • Motor vehicle violations

Caple was taken to Scotland County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail as he was on probation at the time of his arrest, police said.

A second person in the vehicle was reported for simple possession of marijuana. A third person was released without charge, police said. North Carolina man allegedly possessed weapons of mass destruction

Dais Johnston

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