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Ga. man gets 5 years for selling bomb to officer

Posted at 7:37 PM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 19:37:00-04

 ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man who sold homemade explosives to an undercover officer has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison.


      Federal prosecutors say Mark Young was sentenced Monday on charges of possessing a destructive device. He pleaded guilty in February.


      An officer arranged a meeting with Young in January 2012 after receiving information that Young had manufactured a type of plastic explosives. Young said he would give the officer a free sample and came to a meeting with a substance on a paper plate.


      The next month, he told the officer he had a new batch and sold the officer the bomb for $750. Authorities determined it was an improvised explosive device.


      Young was sentenced to five years, three months in prison, followed by three years supervised release.