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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of New Jersey
Philip R. Sellinger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Atlantic County Man Charged With Possessing Destructive Devices

CAMDEN, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man was charged today with possessing destructive devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Robert J. Moser, 31, of Mays Landing, New Jersey, was charged by complaint with one count of possessing destructive devices. He is scheduled to appear today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew J. Skahill in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On March 17, law enforcement officers responded to Moser’s residence after receiving a 911 call that Moser was unconscious after a possible drug overdose. One of the officers who responded to assist Moser in his bedroom observed in plain view numerous suspicious devices covered in tape with exposed fuses. Officers secured the scene and recovered at least two destructive devices. One of the destructive devices contained explosive powder, metal ball bearings and metal eye hooks, and a second destructive device contained explosive powder and metal dart tips. 

The possession of a destructive device charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller; officers of the Township of Hamilton Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gregory K. Ciambrone; members of the Atlantic City Police Department Bomb Squad, under the direction of Chief James A. Sarkos; and personnel from the Atlantic City Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor William Reynolds, with the investigation leading to today’s arrest.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Bender of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



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