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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

By Washington Post Editors  | September 23, 2010; 7:47 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland  
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Where are all the xenophobes? How come no one is asking if this guy is illegal?

Posted by: scz1 | September 23, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

With a name like Bryan Piper, he probably isn't.

Posted by: bradmoser | September 23, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

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