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October 8, 2013: Man Pleads to Having Bomb-making Materials in His Apartment

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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A Los Angeles man pleaded no contest today to possessing bomb-making materials and other charges and was sentenced to eight years in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Robert Colt Wilson pleaded no contest to one felony count each of possession of a destructive device on a public street, possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device and possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, said Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney with the Target Crimes Division.

He was immediately sentenced by Superior Court Judge James Dabney. In exchange for his plea, the remaining four felony counts were dismissed.

Wilson was arrested May 14 after Los Angeles police officers discovered a loaded weapon and an explosive device in his car during a routine traffic stop. A bomb squad was sent to Wilson's apartment in the 3800 block of Overland Avenue, near Venice Boulevard. Bomb-making materials and an explosive device were discovered in the small apartment, officials said.