Saco Man Charged With Selling Bomb To Undercover Agent
A 23-year-old resident of Saco was charged with possession of an unregistered explosive device and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service Wednesday according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.
Michael Rickett was trying to sell what he called a “military grade IED” for $350 back in July of 2017 but a concerned citizen notified the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives according to the BDN.
Rickett ended up allegedly selling his home made explosive device, a metal container filled with pennies, pull tabs from soda cans, a pendant and other items to an undercover agent from the bureau.
Rickett is now facing a charge of possession of an unregistered explosive device, a crime with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and around $10,000 in fines, if convicted.