Explosives, meth making materials found inside home

Police say a tip led them to execute a search warrant at a house on 322 Leonna Wyatt road. That's near Corbin in Whitley County.

Local police were joined by federal agents, and police say 48-year-old Danny Peace was arrested. But what they allegedly found at his house, police say, is a cause for concern.

“Detonator cords, blasting caps, and other items used to manufacture an explosive device,” said Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell.

Sheriff Harrell says he doesn't know for what purpose Peace allegedly had the items.

Police say all of that stuff wouldn’t just found laying around in most homes, and in the Whitley County neighborhood, the combination of that, plus other items, could be dangerous.

“If a child got a hold of these items, it could blow their hands off. Very easily. Like I say, these items are used in relationship to major explosives,” the Whitley sheriff said.

Some neighbors we spoke with say they’ve seen a lot of traffic, and a lot of investigators combing the area. But another person who did not want to be interviewed or identified, said Dan Peace faces no drug charges, and the only thing investigators removed was something small and insignificant.

Yet police say the meth investigation did result in both possession of meth equipment, and conspiracy to manufacture meth charges, which could land him in prison for quite some time.

“A very serious, high penalty type crime. It’s a 20 year penalty in state court,” said Sheriff Harrell.

Which could be a lot worse in federal court, which is where police say Peace will now be headed.


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