Pipe bomb hoarder faces 2-year sentence

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man who admitted having 13 pipe bombs in his Del Cerro home was expected to be sentenced to two years in prison Monday.

Scott James Martin, 52, pleaded guilty to five counts of possessing a destructive device in a public place in exchange for the sentence.

On Sept. 9, a bomb squad removed the explosives from Martin's home on Madra Avenue.

According to court documents, Martin's fiancee called police a week before the bombs were found, saying that Martin was hallucinating.

Investigators later searched a home office and found bomb-making materials, including gunpowder.

A bomb technician said one of the bombs contained about 200 times the legal limit of a firecracker, according to court documents.

Martin's fiancee told police that he started making bombs after volunteering for a fireworks company.

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