Trial for Md. motorcycle club leader
The leader of a motorcycle club is heading to trial in Hagerstown on charges he possessed bomb-making materials at his home near the western Maryland city.
Thirty-seven-year-old Bryan M. Piper is charged with five counts of manufacturing or possessing a destructive device. He faces up to 125 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines if convicted on all counts Thursday.
Police say Piper heads the local motorcycle club Sons of the North. They say he is a former member of the Norsemen, an affiliate of the Pagans motorcycle gang.
The items allegedly found at Piper’s home last winter included nine hollowed-out hand grenades, some pipe sections, caps, fuses and bulk quantities of chemicals used to make black powder.
-- Associated Press
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