Police seize explosives during raid of Conn. home

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TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — Trumbull authorities say they seized explosives and weapons while raiding a home owned by a retired deputy police chief.

Police told the Connecticut Post that they executed a search warrant on Wednesday at a home owned by Gary Golas, who retired recently from the Westport Police Department.

Authorities arrested 39-year-old Eric Rogers, who police say was renting the home from Golas. Rogers was charged with six counts of illegal possession of explosives.

Police say they seized six M-1000 fireworks, several rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the home. State police took possession of the fireworks. Officials say it appears Rogers legally possessed the rifles, but they’re still investigating.

A woman who answered Rogers’ home phone Thursday declined to comment. Messages were left with Rogers’ lawyer.

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Information from: Connecticut Post

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