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NJ Man Admits to Possessing Destructive Devices

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

An Atlantic County man has admitted to possessing four destructive devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Fitness


Federal officials said Robert J. Moser, 32, of Mays Landing pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Edward S. Kiel to a charge of possessing destructive devices.


According to court documents and statements, law enforcement officers responded to Moser’s residence on March 17, 2023, to assist him after a drug overdose.

During their response, officers discovered at least four destructive devices in Moser’s bedroom.

Each device contained explosive powder with a fuse, and various metal pieces were embedded in the devices, including metal screws, nails, and dart tips.

Moser confirmed that the devices were operable weapons.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for November 13, 2024.