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Update: Police find owner of carwash explosives

March 15, 2012
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NEWNAN, GA — After two explosive devices were removed from a carwash and destroyed earlier this week, police here were able to track down the devices’ owner, The Newnan Times-Herald reported.

The March 14 follow-up article stated that authorities found the canisters’ owner by reviewing the security tapes at Riptide Car Wash, and pending test results will determine whether authorities file charges against the owner.

“There are no charges at this time,” Major Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said in the article. “We are awaiting lab results to see how much explosives were involved. It will all depend on the grade (of the explosives).”

Yarbrough said the canisters’ owner claimed they were smoke bombs used in paintball games.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s bomb unit destroyed the devices using a robot equipped with a water cannon.