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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Alabama

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 30, 2017
Robert O. Posey
, United States Attorney
Contact: Peggy Sanford

Odenville Man Indicted for Possessing Pipe Bomb

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury late Thursday indicted an Odenville man for possessing a pipe bomb, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido.
 
A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges EDWARD SHANE DEMPSEY, 39, with possessing the destructive device, which was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, as required by law. Dempsey possessed the pipe bomb on Aug. 24, 2016, in St. Clair County, according to the indictment.
 
The maximum penalty for the charge is 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
 
ATF investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney James Weil is prosecuting.
 
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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