A cop who stopped an Ohio man for speeding on New Year’s Day most likely didn’t expect to find a trove of homemade explosives in the speeder’s car. Andrew Scott Boguslawski was transporting over 50 bombs and guns, leading to his arrest.
The London, Ohio state trooper told the Associated Press that he stopped Boguslawski for going 85 mph in a 70-mph zone. Boguslawski said he didn’t have any weapons, but when the officer came back with the ticket he saw the handle of a gun poking out from between the driver’s knees.
“At that point, he drew his service weapon, held the man there and called for backup,” said Assistant Madison County Prosecutor Nick Adkins, who reported that two pistols, two rifles, 48 explosive devises, a remote detonating device, and supplies for fabricating additional bombs were all part of the man’s moving stockpile.
Boguslawski, 43, is being held in prison on one count of illegal manufacture or processing of explosives on $1 million bail.
"I think there is a significant risk to the public," Adkins said of the high bond. "Until we can sort through the facts of this case, and what we have here and what his intent was, it is necessary to keep the public safe."
Boguslawski, who works at a training center for Navy SEALs in Indiana and has no criminal history, declined to comment on his weapons cache.
“He did not want to make any statement,” Adkins told the Madison-Press.
Police are working on obtaining a search warrant for his laptop, GPS, and camera, as well as his Indiana home. The prosecutor said Boguslawski had plans for the training facility building on him, and that he was driving in that direction at the time he was pulled over.