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Jury convicts Edwardsburg man on meth, bomb, gun charges

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- An Edwardsburg man who was arrested on drug and gun charges was found guilty of 13 felonies and one misdemeanor in court Wednesday.

Scott Blaisdell, 54, was living at 70641 Five Points Road, Edwardsburg MI in February 2012 when detectives from the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at his home.

During the search, detectives found a meth lab, an improvised explosive device inside a safe, over 20 firearms, a marijuana plant and processed marijuana.

It took the jury just 1.5 hours to find Blaisdell guilty on Wednesday of 13 felonies and one misdemeanor.

He was found guilty of possession of a bomb, operating a laboratory involving a firearm/harmful device, operating a laboratory involving a hazardous waste, operating a laboratory involving methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, delivery/manufacture of marijuana, maintaining a drug house, six felony firearm counts and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

He was found not guilty of possession of a bomb with unlawful intent and a count of felony firearm.

Sentencing is set for May 24, 2013.

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