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Man charged after pipe bomb found in Rockingham home

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A man has been charged after a pipe bomb and drugs were found at a home in Rockingham on Tuesday.

Rockingham Detectives raided a property on Harrison Street where they allegedly located a pipe bomb on a shelf in the living room and a number of drugs and weapons including Methylamphetamine and a taser. 

Police bomb technicians attended the address and conducted an x-ray of the pipe bomb where they identified it as a personnel bomb containing gas cylinders, nuts and bolts. 

It is further alleged during the search police also located a flask containing ammonium nitrate, which is commonly used in the manufacturing of explosives and two detonators. 

A 30-year-old Rockingham man is facing charges of: 

• Making or Possession of Explosives under Suspicious Circumstances;

• Possess Prohibited Weapon;

• Possessed any Drug Paraphernalia in or on which there was a Prohibited Drug or Plant;

• Possess a Prohibited Drug (Cannabis); and

• Possessed a Trafficable Quantity of Methylamphetamine with Intent to Sell or Supply it to Another.

He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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