Pipe Bomb Maker Pleads Guilty; Meth Cook Sentenced in Summit County Court
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Pipe bombs in Cuyahoga Falls
A Cuyahoga Falls bomb maker confirmed suspicions on Jan. 17 when he pled guilty to every count brought against him by a federal grand jury.
David A. Dougherty, 41, will be sentenced April 3 in U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio-Akron by Judge Christopher A. Boyko, reports the Falls News-Press.
Last October, Cuyahoga Falls Fire and EMS requested backup when Dougherty resisted paramedics that had entered his home to treat him for a medical emergency.
As Cuyahoga Falls police arrived, paramedics said they found what appeared to be pipe bombs in Dougherty’s home, located at 1116 Washington Ave., according to Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman.
Summit County sheriffs, the Summit County Bomb Squad and ATF agents responded to the scene and cordoned off the area.
Once the bomb squad removed the makeshift explosives, officers issued a search warrant and found a machine gun, silencer and a marijuana grow operation.
Dougherty is charged with unlawful possession of destructive devices (five pipe bombs), possession of a firearm (silencer), possession of a machine gun and one count of manufacturing of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Meth Cook Sentenced to Community Control
Kevin A. Smith, 42, of Akron, was sentenced to two years of community control on Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to felony drug charges in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
Smith also had his driver's license suspended for one year and has to be screened for drug addiction and treatment, reports the Falls News-Press.
Smith was arrested in August by undercover Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit and Summit County Drug Unit agents for cooking methamphetamine at a known meth house on Northampton Road.
Smith pleaded guilty to possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs; and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.