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ATF: Land Mines Discovered At Raleigh Storage Unit Not Explosive

Posted May 19, 2005 11:04 a.m. EDT

— Authorities say six suspected land mines seized from a storage unit in north Raleigh are not explosive.

Federal officials searched Christopher Kent's storage unit at Public Storage on Glenwood Avenue last Friday.

Authorities arrested Kent in Virginia after discovering weapons and a kit to make illegal M-80 firecrackers inside his car.

ATF experts tested the seized devices this week and determined they were not dangerous, said James Mercer, resident agent-in-charge for the Raleigh ATF office.