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Homemade Bombs Found At London Home During Drug Investigation

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 18:01:50-05

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Authorities in Laurel County are investigating after four homemade bombs were found in a London home.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home off Riverside Springs Drive during a drug investigation.

“They were homemade bombs. They had some type of liquid substance in it and some kind of ignitor that if you lit it, they would blow up,” said Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gil Acciardo.

We’re told people at the home have been interviewed and that an investigation is ongoing. The Kentucky State Police Hazardous Materials Unit was called to the scene to neutralize the devices.

The homeowner tells LEX 18 that the accusations are not true.

“We’re good people who didn’t do what we’re being harassed and accused of,” said the accused homeowner. She said that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend was the reason for the drug investigation.

The homeowner claims that it was all planted and that only common garage liquids like motor oil and gasoline were inside the home.

No charges have been filed, but the investigation is not over.

“We brought ATF in on this, they’re going to help us on this investigation and make whatever determinations we need to make,” said Acciardo.