A Hemet man is behind bars after game wardens from the Department of Fish and Game discover guns, ammunition and explosives in his car, officials reported.
Marc Morris, 44, was in his car near the intersection of Highway 74 and Highway 243 near Idyllwild on Sunday Sept. 23 at 7 a.m., when game wardens asked to search his car.
Morris consented and the weapons and ammunition were found.
Deputies from the Hemet station were called in and they requested the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Team to assist with the explosives, Sgt. Bob Epps said.
Bomb techs confirmed the item in question was a live detonator.
Morris was arrested and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possesstion of ammunition, illegal possession of explosives and committing a felony while on bail, a sheriff’s report stated.
The Hazard Device Team advises the public that explosives are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury or death.
“Anyone who finds an explosive item is encouraged to avoid handling it and report it to local law enforcement immediately,” Sgt. Epps said.
Citizens that have additional details about this case are urged to contact Deputy Robert Anderson at 951-955-1700.
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