Drug investigation leads to discovery of weapons, explosive devices

1280 Joshua Rieley

MILLSBORO, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Seaford man on Wednesday after a drug investigation led to the discovery of weapons and explosive devices.

We’re told troopers responded to a residence on Hollyville Road in Millsboro for a reported drug complaint. Through the investigation, glass bottles were found in a shed filled with an unknown substance. Troopers believed the bottles were possibly Molotov Cocktails and called in the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, Delaware State Police Bomb Unit, and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to investigate.

The State Fire Marshals office assumed the investigation for the incendiary devices. A search warrant was executed on the shed, leading to the discovery of military gear, materials to make explosives, .22 assault-style rifle, and ManKung crossbow.

22-year-old Joshua Rieley was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a destructive weapon by a person prohibited, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. He was held at SCI on a $35,000 secured bond.

The Delaware State Fire Marshalls Office is the investigating agency dealing with the explosive devices.

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