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Explosives, drugs found during child welfare check

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Drugs and explosives were seized during a child welfare check.

It happened Dec. 10 at a home on Westbrooke Drive in Lapeer County’s Mayfield Township.

The sheriff’s department was called to help during a welfare check on the child, and when the homeowner refused to let them in, deputies got a warrant and searched the home.

Inside they found marijuana and other drugs worth $26,000.

Four explosives, sometimes referred to as “sparkler bombs” were also found in a closet.

“Sparkler bombs” are metal sparklers held together with black electrical tape. It creates an explosive device with shrapnel.

The homeowner, a 38-year-old man from Lapeer, and a friend, also a 38-year-old man from Lapeer were taken into custody, although they have since been released.

The child was taken from the home.

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