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Smyrna Man Arrested for Possession of Pipe Bomb

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Delaware State Police provided this photo of the pipe bomb they said was removed from the Smyrna home of Robert Cadmus. Delaware State Police provided this photo of the pipe bomb they said was removed from the Smyrna home of Robert Cadmus.
Robert Cadmus Robert Cadmus

SMRYNA, Del.- Authorities say a Smyrna man is facing numerous charges after he was found to have a pipe bomb inside his home.

Delaware State Police said the incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, as probation and parole officers assigned to the Kent County Governor's Task Force conducted an administrative search of 19-year-old Robert Cadmus' home on the 1000 block of Hurd Road. 

Police said Cadmus, who is a level II probationer, was contacted outside the house and allowed the officers into the house where a search was conducted of his bedroom. 

Investigators said that during the course of the search, probation officers and state police detectives located a 12-gauge shotgun with ammunition, a variety of prescription drugs including Quetiapine, Gabapentin and Trazodone not prescribed to Cadmus, drug paraphernalia and fireworks. 
 
The search also yielded a grey duct-taped cylindrical object located on a shelf in Cadmus' bedroom, police said. The DSP Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit responded to the home where they determined the item to be a home-made pipe bomb. Troopers said the device was removed from the house and rendered safe. There were no injuries as a result of this incident and all occupants of the home were safely evacuated prior to the device being removed, police said. 
 
Cadmus was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm by person prohibited, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, manufacturing an incendiary device (bomb), three counts of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of fireworks without incident. He was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $12,100 secured bond.

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