Federal indictments unveiled Wednesday accuse a Watts man of possessing a destructive device last August.
Dwain Douglas McVey, 65, allegedly possessed a glass bottle containing black powder, screws and nails, and an attached fuse. That device is considered an unregistered firearm under federal law, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to the grand jury indictment, McVey was convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison and was in possession of several firearms.
Charges against McVey are a result of an investigation by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.