Grovetown man sentenced to prison for possessing pipe bomb

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GROVETOWN (WJBF) – A Grovetown convicted felon has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing a pipe bomb.

Police responded to the home of 36-year old James Richard Grates in April.

Investigators searched the property and seized homemade explosives made from pipe and black powder and additional materials for constructing pipe bombs, along with a shotgun and two rifles, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Grates was sentenced to 84 months in prison.

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