Feb 23, 2016 3:42 PM

Police: Man had chemicals and explosives, meth made in Danville mobile home park


DANVILLE - Police say they found explosives and evidence that methamphetamines were being manufactured at a home in the Cotton Farm mobile home park.

Property owner Mathew Starble, 32, was arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of the explosive devices, chemicals and drug paraphernalia found on Monday night.

Police say they determined there was no immediate threat to neighbors, but the N.H. State Police Bomb Squad was notified and responded.

Police say their investigation was prompted by a report from a neighbor who said the suspect was using a chemistry set to make meth. Danville police and the Rockingham County Drug Task Force and representatives from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency investigated.

In addition to finding evidence of the illegal manufacture of narcotics, police say they found chemicals and components used in the manufacture of explosive devices.

Starble was taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of felony possession of an "infernal machine."

He was taken to the Rockingham County jail where he was being held on $50,000 cash bail.


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