The Delaware State Police Kent County Governor's Task Force (GTF) has arrested a Smyrna-area man after he was found to have an incendiary device at his residence.
The incident occurred on Wednesday evening around 9:10 p.m. as Probation and Parole Officers assigned to GTF conducted an administrative search of Robert Cadmus' residence located in the 1000 block of Hurd Road near Smyrna. Police said Cadmus, who is a level II probationer, was contacted outside the house and allowed the officers into the house where a search was conducted of his bedroom. During the course of the search, probation officers and state police detectives located a 12 gauge shotgun with ammunition, a variety of prescription drugs including Quetiapine, Gabapentin and Trazodone not prescribed to Cadmus, drug paraphernalia, and fireworks, police said.
The search also yielded a grey duct taped cylindrical object located on a shelf in Cadmus' bedroom, police said. The Delaware State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) responded to the residence where they determined the item to be a home-made pipe bomb. The device was removed from the house and rendered safe by EOD. There were no injuries as a result of this incident and all occupants of the home were safely evacuated prior to the device being removed.
Robert Cadmus was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 in Camden where he was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by person prohibited, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, manufacturing incendiary device (bomb), three counts of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of fireworks.
He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $12,100 secured bond.