Man, 41, facing string of charges after explosion

POLICE have charged a 41-year-old Bethania man with various offences following an investigation into an explosion last month at Inglewood.

The man was camping with two other males in state forest off Bybera Rd, about 40km from Inglewood, when he was injured after a mining detonator discharged.

He was treated for a serious leg injury in the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The other two males, aged 16 and 45, were not injured.

The man has been charged with unlawful possession of weapons; four counts of receiving tainted property (firearm/ammunition); two counts of possessing dangerous drugs; one count each of supply and produce dangerous drugs; unauthorised transport of explosives; preparation to commit crimes with dangerous things; fail to store small arms securely; possess anything used in the commission of a crime; and unlawful deposition of explosives.

He is scheduled to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on October 14.


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