Bomb Squad Investigating Suspicious Device Found in Canonsburg Home

Authorities were called after a search of a Canonsburg home that also yielded a large amount of drugs and firearms Wednesday.

The Allegheny County Bomb Squad is investigating a suspicious device that was found in a Canonsburg residence Wednesday that appeared to be an improvised explosive.

Washington County probation officers were conducting a compliance check on Justin Miller at 310 Cecil around 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to Canonsburg police.

Once on scene, the officers “detected a strong odor of marijuana and observed a quantity of marijuana in plain view on a living room table,” a press release issued by the Canonsburg Police Department indicated.

The officers then notified Canonsburg police, which obtained a search warrant for the home. The search yielded a large amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms, according to the department.

However, the search was halted after the suspicious device was discovered. That's when the bomb squad was called in to secure the device.

Miller was committed to the Washington County Jail for violating the conditions of his parole.

“The investigation continues and charges are expected to be filed against Miller and another known accomplice once the device is identified and tested,” according to police.

More information will be released pending the outcome of the testing of the device, police said.


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