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Traffic stop leads to bomb discovery
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A routine traffic stop led lawmen to explosive components which could cost a man 12 years in prison.“There was a blasting cap, three blast simulators, and a surface trip grenade,” said sheriff’s chief deputy Tommy Myers of the discovery made inside the vehicle driven by Emmett M. Beals, 22.Beals’ Hyundai was pulled over Monday by deputy Billy Joe Crouch on Manchester Highway after the deputy clocked him going 20 mph over the speed limit. During the stop, a drug dog was brought in to do a sweep of the vehicle during which time the dog indicated the presence of something suspicious. Given consent to search, lawmen soon came across the explosive items.