Large cache of explosives and weapons seized in rural Guthrie County Wednesday


March 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Several law enforcement agencies cooperated in the execution of a search warrant Wednesday in Guthrie County. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department, Stuart Police, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office seized several illegal firearms — including military-style weapons – and a large amount of explosive material, from a house in rural Guthrie County near Stuart.

An official with the ATF in Des Moines refused to comment on the investigation, and instead referred KJAN’s inquiry to the U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. A spokesman for the U-S Attorney’s office contacted by KJAN News has confirmed ATF agents executed the search warrant, but he would not elaborate on the location or other details concerning the case while it is under investigation.

News of the raid was initially posted on the Stuart Police Department’s Facebook page.

(Updated 10:54-a.m.)