Man in possession of 11 IEDs is committed to jail

Published: 5:54 PM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 9:15 PM EST Nov 27, 2013
Tony Weiss - home

A 26-year-old man is in jail for allegedly possessing improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Police said they were in the process of serving Tony Ronbo Weiss, of Auburn, Pa., with an eviction notice on Tuesday when they observed that Weiss was in possession of an illegal shotgun.

A subsequent search of the accused led to the discovery of 11 IEDs on him.

Police said two more IEDs were discovered on the property Wednesday. Investigators do not expect to find more and are continuing the investigation. At this time, police do not believe there was any terroristic intent.

"The investigation is ongoing, but there is not believed to be any type of ongoing threat to the community," said Tpr. Megan Richards, Pa. State Police.

Richards told 69 News all IEDs were handled by the bomb squad and properly discarded of.

Weiss was charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction and prohibited offensive weapons. Weiss was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 bail.

Richards said there were others living in the property at the time, yet it is unclear right now if anyone else will face charges in connection to the incident. She told 69 News the residents were being served eviction papers for an unrelated police incident.