- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty in June to manufacturing explosive materials in a shed behind his Ralston house has been sentenced to six months in prison.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1NWXLG8 ) that 51-year-old Jeffrey Belmont was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court.

Authorities raided Belmont’s home last June and seized a stash of improvised devices and more than 2,000 pounds of chemicals used to make flash powder - a powerful, illegal explosive.

In 2005, one of Belmont’s rocket fireworks injured a 13-year-old boy, and authorities confiscated more than 2,000 pounds of commercial-grade fireworks from Belmont’s home.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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