NEW YORK (AP) _ A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of selling homemade pipe bombs in the Bronx.

Nicholas Lahines also pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Lahines was arrested on May 19, 2011 after law enforcement officers followed him from his Bridgeport, Conn. home to a parking lot in the Bronx.

Prosecutors said he sold eight cylinders containing explosives to a confidential source of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for $3,200.

The officers searched Lahines’ Bridgeport apartment and found bomb-making materials. They also found items used to make methamphetamine.

In addition to the drug and explosives charges, Lahines was charged with immigration fraud for filing false documents concerning his marriage.

He faces a sentence of up to 40 years.


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