New Jersey Man Charged After Police Find Homemade Explosive Devices

A Burlington County, New Jersey, man was charged with possessing four destructive devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Jeremy Giliberti, 52, of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of possessing destructive devices. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert in Trenton federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On July 26, 2023, Hamilton Township Police Division officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of Giliberti. During a subsequent search of Giliberti’s vehicle, one of the officers found a duffle bag on the front passenger-side floorboard which contained four pipe bombs. Two of the devices were encased in 5-inch steel pipes and two of the devices were encased in cardboard tubing wrapped in duct tape. All four of the devices contained numerous metal pellets, an explosive mixture, and a pyrotechnic fuse.

The possession of a destructive device charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller; members of the Hamilton Township Police Division, under the direction of Chief Kenneth R. DeBoskey; members of the New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan; and members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, with the investigation leading to this arrest.

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