According to the Kentucky State Police, Troopers arrested a Lawrence Co man over the weekend, after a pipe bomb was discovered inside his residence. Information released said that Travis L. Mathews, 29, of Webbville, was arrested Saturday, April 14 and charged with possession of a destructive device, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. The arrest came after KSP received a call saying a man was attempting to break into a family member’s house. When the Trooper’s arrived, they found Mathews outside of a single room shack. KSP report that Mathews appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Matthews allegedly admitted to Trooper that he had taken heroin, but he thought it was actually meth and he had not slept in days. Troopers received consent from Matthews to have his shack searched Trooper’s found what they believed was a pipe bomb. KSP Bomb Squad was called and confirmed it was, in fact, a pipe bomb. The Bomb Squad was able to dispose of the pipe bomb and an additional blasting cap. While on location, Trooper found several syringes and filters in small baggies. The filters came back positive for methamphetamine. Matthews was charged with Possession of Destructive Device or Booby Trap Device, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Police Officer), Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offence (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia Buy.Possess, Public Intoxication Controll Substance (Excludes Alcohol). He was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
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