Two Face Federal Charges in Connection with Explosives

By Candace Chapman

July 22, 2010 Updated May 25, 2006 at 1:49 AM EDT

Two people face federal charges for handling C4 military explosives found in connection with meth lab busts.

26-year-old Andrew Powell of Johnson City, and 36-year-old Sheri Pabon of Apalachin, were arraigned in federal court in Binghamton.

They're each charged with possessing stolen explosives, which was transported across state lines.

State Police say this C4 was originally stolen from a US Army base in Georgia 15 years ago.

They won't say who they think actually brought it into New York.

But they think Powell stole the explosives from a home in Chenango Forks last January.

State Police later discovered C4 in Pabon's car and at a meth lab they busted.

Pabon is in the Tioga County Jail and Powell is in the Broome County Jail, both without bail.

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