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Posted at 7:52 AM ET, 06/ 2/2010

Major explosives haul uncovered in D.C.

By Mike McPhate

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents have made their biggest explosives bust in recent history in the District.

Officials say agents had been buying explosives, commercial fireworks and handguns from 61-year-old Laquinn Williams over the last month, but decided to arrest him Friday when they realized how much of the dangerous materials were stored in his apartment in Northeast Washington.

Special Agent Mike Campbell says it is the largest amount of explosives the ATF has recovered in D.C. He says the commercial grade explosives are designed for licensed fireworks companies, but they could cause serious damage in the wrong hands.

Williams, who is not licensed to sell firearms or explosives, is charged with being a felon selling firearms or explosives.

-- Associated Press

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By Mike McPhate  | June 2, 2010; 7:52 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  Laquinn Williams, fireworks, guns, northeast d.c.  
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Well there goes my fourth of July plans.

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