February 23, 2017

Monroe man sentenced for selling explosives

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ronald Scheu, 48, of Kunkletown, was sentenced to three years of probation, including an eight-month term of home confinement, for distributing explosives without a license. Scheu was also fined $1,000.

Scheu pleaded guilty to distributing 119 M-class devices, 26 class 1.3 mortars, and one aerial shell, without the appropriate license or permit. Scheu admitted to maintaining a storage locker filled with hundreds of pounds of explosives, and to selling professional grade explosives. He also admitted to manufacturing flash powder and explosives at his residence.

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