COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- An Indiana National Guardsman stopped in Ohio with explosives in his vehicle now faces federal charges.
Andrew Boguslawski, 44, of Moores Hill, Indiana is charged with possession of unregistered destructive devices. A criminal complaint alleges that Boguslawski illegally possessed 13 destructive devices when he was stopped by an Ohio State trooper on January 1 on Interstate 70 in Madison County.
According to court documents, Boguslawski was stopped for speeding. Firearms, ammunition, explosives, detonators and other items related to manufacturing explosives were found in his vehicle. Further investigation by ATF, the State Fire Marshal and the Columbus Fire Department Bomb Squad determined that the devices were capable of being detonated.
Federal law requires that destructive devices be registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Possession of unregistered destructive devices is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Troopers arrested Boguslawski at the scene. He was charged in Madison County on state charges. Those charges have been dismissed. Boguslawski will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Preston Deavers on the criminal complaint today at 2:30 p.m.
Boguslawski had worked at an Indiana National Guard training center near Butlerville, Ind., and told troopers he had items for training purposes. He had been visiting family in Pennsylvania and was returning to Indiana when he was stopped.