[Update] Burbank resident jailed on explosives charges

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From the Burbank Leader:

BURBANK — A 30-year-old resident is being held in Burbank jail following a routine traffic stop Friday where officers allegedly found materials that could be used to make explosive devices, police said.

Jason Smith is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Burbank Superior Court, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. He is being held without bail.

Patrol officers at around 5:15 p.m. Friday stopped the vehicle for a minor traffic violation, police said. They discovered evidence indicating that the driver, Smith, possessed materials to manufacture explosives. Officers arrested Smith near the intersection of Scott Road and East Avenue at about 6 p.m, Lt. Eric Rosoff said.

A search warrant revealed additional explosive materials and evidence.

Federal authorities were called in to assist with the investigation, but officers would not provide additional information, citing the nature of the ongoing investigation.

Updates as they become available at BurbankLeader.com

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

October 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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