- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Denver man facing weapons and explosives charges in North Dakota’s oil patch has pleaded guilty to one offense in exchange for having another dismissed.

Authorities say 30-year-old Dustin Swartz was arrested in Watford City in January with several guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and two pipe bombs. Concerned residents of a recreational vehicle park alerted authorities.

Swartz has been working as an electrician in the oil patch for the past five years. The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1UoMeAn ) that on Monday he pleaded guilty in federal court to unlawful possession of an unregistered explosive device. Prosecutors dropped a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Swartz could face nearly five years in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 30.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com


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