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Explosives Discovered At Sheep Ranch Home

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Sheep Ranch, CA — One man is in jail after Calaveras County Sheriff´s deputies found drugs and an explosive device at his Sheep Ranch home.

Deputies responded to a call of a verbal family disturbance at a home on Sheep Ranch Road at 2 p.m. Friday.

Methamphetamines were found and 51-year old Alexander Mackillop was arrested.

Further investigation revealed hazardous materials and an explosive device that was stored in an outbuilding.

The device was deemed unsafe so the county´s hazardous materials team destroyed it in a nearby field.

Mackillop was booked into Calaveras County jail on charges of possessing a controlled substance for sale, child endangerment and possession of a destructive device.

Written by Vanessa Turner.

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