LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities found over 600 lbs. of commercial-grade high explosives, detonators, and explosive cord in a LaFollette home on Thursday night, the Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept. reported.
Officers were originally responding to a domestic call when they discovered several cases of explosives and some blasting caps at an out-house at the home on Miller Fork Lane and alerted the Knox CO. Bomb Squad.
State and federal charges are still pending against Randall Osborne. Authorities said the explosives were stolen and worth thousands of dollars on the black market.
Neighbors were forced to evacuate while authorities investigated the scene. They were allowed to return home on Friday morning.
The Campbell County Sheriff said burning them or tossing them into a rock quarry are two options. The FBI is helping out with the investigation.
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