An alleged Comer kidnapper was found in possession of explosives on Christmas Eve.
Local, state and federal law enforcement officers searched the home of Antonio Lavanta Meadows, 30, 87 Flint Street, Comer, Dec. 24. Law officers went to Meadows’ home to arrest him for the alleged Dec. 21 kidnapping of a female.
According to Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell, when officers entered the residence to place Meadows under arrest, he was attempting to dispose of evidence down a sink that officers believed to be illegal drugs, possibly methamphetamine.
“It was a white, powdery substance,” said Bell.
The officers then obtained a search warrant for the residence to search for drugs and other evidence. They found three destructive devices, or “pipe bombs,” and contacted the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Bomb Squad. Evidence related to the kidnapping, drugs and other stolen property was also seized during the execution of the search warrant. Neighboring homes were evacuated as officials searched the home where the explosives were found.