Child removed from Lapeer County home after deputies discover explosives, drugs

Sparkler bombs discovered in closet


MAYFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A child was removed from a home Thursday in Lapeer County after deputies discovered explosives and a large quantity of drugs.

Lapeer County sheriff’s deputies were requested to assist Child Protective Services with a welfare check of a child in Mayfield Township.

The 38-year-old home owner refused entry of the residence on Westbrooke Drive and a search warrant was granted.

Deputies seized marijuana and analogues with a street value of approximately $26,000.

Four “sparkler bombs” were discovered in a closet and the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad took possession of the devices for proper disposal.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the home owner and a 38-year-old friend possessed the explosive devices and are not known to be connected to any organized group.

The child was removed from the home.

Both individuals were released pending further investigation.