Ex-Marine Pleads Not Guilty In Airport Weapons Bust

SANTA ANA (CBS/AP) — A former Marine has been charged with illegally carrying a non-lethal grenade and other military materials in his checked bag at an Orange County airport.

Prosecutors have charged 23-year-old Gregory Salyer of Independence, Ky., with one count of placing a destructive device in checked baggage, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of receiving stolen property and carrying a switch-blade knife.

Prosecutors say Salyer is being held on $500,000 bail.

It was not immediately clear whether Salyer had an attorney.

Authorities say Salyer was arrested Tuesday at John Wayne Airport after security screeners detected suspicious devices in his bag. The bomb squad found artillery fuses, a sting ball grenade, which is an explosive that shoots out rubber projectiles, a small knife, and steroid and Adderall pills.

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