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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Maplewood Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of an Unregistered Pipe Bomb

MINNEAPOLIS – A Maplewood man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison followed by three years supervised release for illegal possession of a pipe bomb, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to the plea agreement and other court documents, on April 28, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the Maplewood residence of Dylan Raymond Orr, 27, after discovering photos of two pipe bombs sent from Orr’s phone to a third-party. The images showed small BBs affixed to the exterior casing of the pipe bombs. During the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement discovered two six-inch pipes —one with BBs affixed, four end caps, and explosive powder, components which could be readily converted to a destructive device. Orr did not have a registration to possess these devices from the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record as required by law.

Orr pleaded guilty on November 9, 2022, to one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device. Orr was sentenced today in U.S. District Court before Judge Nancy E. Brasel.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Savage Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney LeeAnn K. Bell prosecuted the case.

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